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BOWDOIN 
ALUMNUS 



Volume 42 



Fall 1967 



Number 1 



Editor, Edward Born '57. Associate Editors, 
Robert M. Cross '45, Glenn K. Richards '60. 
Assistants, Edith E. Lyon, Dorothy E. 
Weeks, Rita C. Devine. 



The Alumni Council 

President, Roscoe C. Ingalls Jr. '43; Vice 
President, Leonard W. Cronkhite Jr. '41; 
Secretary, Glenn K. Richards '60; Treasurer, 
Glenn R. Mclntire '25. Members-at-Large: 
1968: F. Erwin Cousins '24, Richard C. 
Bechtel '36, Jeffrey J. Carre '40; Roscoe C. 
Ingalls Jr. '43; 1969: Stephen F. Leo '32, 
Donald F. Barnes '35, Leonard W. Cronk- 
hite Jr. '41, Willard B. Arnold III '51; 
1970: William S. Burton '37, C. Nelson 
Corey '39, Lawrence Dana '35, Kenneth W. 
Sewall '29; 1971: Malcolm E. Morrell '24, 
Arthur W. Keylor '42, John F. Magee '47, 
William D. Ireland Jr. '49. Faculty Mem- 
ber: Nathan Dane II '37. Other Council 
members are the representatives of recog- 
nized local alumni clubs and the editor of 
the Bowdoin Alumnus. 



The Alumni Fund 

Chairman, Lewis V. Vafiades '42; Vice 
Chairman, Gordon C. Knight '32; Secretary, 
Robert M. Cross '45. Directors: 1968: Lewis 
V. Vafiades '42; 1969: Gordon C. Knight 
'32; 1970: L. Robert Porteous Jr. '46; 1971: 
Albert F. Lilley '54; 1972: James M. Fawcett 
III '58. 



In This Issue 

2 The Coles Years 

His fifteen years as Bowdoin' s President were among the most 
eventful in the College's 165-year history. 

6 Leach's Petrel Charles E. Huntington 

One of the foremost authorities on this fascinating bird of the 
sea tells about his research at Kent Island. 

11 Bowdoin's Head Start Teacher-Training Program 

Charles R. Toomajian Jr. 
A former administrative assistant to the dean of students and 
member of the Class of 1965 tells about a fascinating week 
on the campus fighting the war on poverty. 

15 We're Heading for a Win in the War on Poverty 

Doris C. Davis 
The director of Bowdoin Upward Bound offers a progress 
report. 

19 Special Supplement on Art 

Museum of Art Curator Richard V. West selects some of his 
favorites from the Bowdoin collections. 

28 Letters & Alumni Clubs 



Cover photo: Thomas Brown '67 
Inside cover photo: Paul Downing 



The opinions expressed in the Bowdoir, Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. 
Copyright 1967 by The President and Trustees of 
Bowdoin College. 

Member of the American Alumni Council 
The Bowdoin Alumnus: published quarterly by 
Bowdoin College. Office of publication: Hawthorne- 
Longfellow Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 
Maine 04011. Second-class postage paid at Bruns- 
wick, Maine. 



30 Class News 



44 In Memory 



THE COLES YEARS 



They were a time of change and hope. 



No one knows how future historians of the College will 
assess the fifteen-year tenure of James Stacy Coles, the 
ninth President of Bowdoin College whose resignation 
becomes effective on December 3 1 , but many at the Col- 
lege during his tenure will remember the Coles years as 
years of change and hope. 

Never in its 165-year history has Bowdoin changed 
so much, but it has not been alone. Most of the forces 
which have wrought the changes have been external. An 
unprecedented period of prosperity and a demand for 
ever increasing numbers of highly educated citizens to 
keep the nation dominant in world affairs have trans- 
formed a college education from a privilege belonging 
to a small portion of the people to a right to be enjoyed 
by a majority. This transformation has put immense pres- 
sures on higher education, Bowdoin included, and guid- 
ing a college through such a period has been a severe test 
of a man's leadership abilities. The day of college presi- 
dents staying on for decades is past. Few men can with- 
stand the demands of the job and still provide the 
continually fresh insights that are needed. 

On January 1 President Coles becomes head of Re- 
search Corporation, a New York-based foundation 
created in 1912 by Frederick G. Cottrell, a scientist, edu- 
cator, and philanthropist who assigned to it his patents 
for equipment to control air pollution by electrostatic 
precipitation. The foundation supports basic research in 
the natural sciences through grants-in-aid to colleges, 
universities, and scientific institutions. Bowdoin has re- 
ceived several grants, including two for the mathematics 
department and one to sponsor a symposium on the de- 
velopment of doctoral programs by the small liberal arts 
college. The foundation's grants total more than $2 
million annually. 

When President Coles arrived in 1952, his predeces- 
sor, the late Kenneth C. M. Sills '01, welcomed him as 
"a scientist who is deeply interested in the humanities and 



who will be a stout advocate of liberal education." His 
assessment of the then thirty-eight year old acting dean 
of Brown University proved to be accurate. 

As the first scientist to become President of Bowdoin, 
he could be expected to do things differently. If he 
brought to the job the scientist's penchant for experimen- 
tation, he brought also the humanist's concern for ethical 
values. "There will always be need for Bowdoin as a 
Christian college," he said in his inaugural address. "She 
will remain so, and will, with the help and guidance of 
God, continue to educate youth in knowledge and in vir- 
tue and in piety." 

Almost from the day he arrived, President Coles be- 
gan laying plans for a stronger college. There was agree- 
ment among Governing Boards and faculty members that 
Bowdoin needed to add substantially to its endowment 
and to improve its physical plant. The President agreed, 
but recognized that Bowdoin had to put its academic 
house in order before launching a major fund-raising 
drive. The deprivation of the war years, followed by the 
influx of ex-GI's who swelled the College's enrollment to 
1,300 and forced it to operate on a three-term, twelve- 
month year, had taken their toll on Bowdoin's human 
and physical resources, as they had at most colleges. 

With the aid of a grant from the Ford Foundation, a 
self-study was undertaken. Completed in 1956, it has 
since served as the academic model of the institution. 
Among the recommendations proposed by the Self-Study 
Committee (which was headed by Acting President 
Athern P. Daggett '25) and accepted by the faculty and 
Governing Boards were the introduction of honors work, 
the reinstatement of comprehensive examinations for se- 
niors, the broadening of the language requirement to in- 
clude Russian, Spanish, and French as well as the classi- 
cal languages, and a reemphasis upon written work in all 
disciplines. 

Other curricular changes followed. Geology was re- 



THE COLES YEARS 



introduced, and the College's mathematics, chemistry, 
physics, psychology, history, English, and biology pro- 
grams were strengthened. Teaching fellows were brought 
in to aid in a new oral-aural language program for which 
a specially equipped language laboratory was established. 
The curricular innovation for which President Coles 
will always be remembered is, of course, the Senior Year 
Program. Conceived in 1959 and made a reality when the 
Senior Center opened in 1964, it was intended to make, 
through a total living experience and an extensive offer- 
ing of seminars, concerts, lectures and other events, the 
final year an opportunity for the unification and summa- 
tion of the entire undergraduate experience. The Presi- 
dent sought — and probably achieved as near as one can 
in an imperfect world — a community of scholars, for the 
Senior Year Program has exceeded the expectations of 
all but the most optimistic educational innovators. 



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The Capital Campaign 



f he will be remembered for the Senior Year Pro- 
gram, so too will he be remembered for the successful 
completion of the $10-million Capital Campaign and for 
the great improvement in Bowdoin facilities which re- 
sulted from it. The construction of the Senior Center, the 
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library and New Gymnasium, 
the renovation of Bowdoin's three oldest dormitories, the 
expansion of the Moulton Union, and the addition of the 
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum in Hubbard Hall — all 
results of the Capital Campaign — tend to overshadow the 
improvements which occurred during the first ten years of 
the President's tenure. It was then that Coleman Hall, 
Gibson Hall, and the Arena were built, that Pickard 
Theater was constructed inside Memorial Hall, and that 
the Dudley Coe Infirmary was expanded. 

Since the introduction of the Senior Year Program 
and the completion of the Capital Campaign, Bowdoin 
has made several important revisions in educational pol- 
icy. Subject distribution requirements have been liberal- 
ized, the grading system has been replaced, such tradi- 
tional practices as required attendance at chapel and 
forum have been abolished, and freer rules governing the 
social conduct of students have been introduced. Bow- 
doin has not become a citadel of permissive education, 
but there has never been a period in its history when its 
educational offering was less rigidly prescribed. 

Considering that student enrollment has increased by 
only 17 percent — from 785 students in 1952 to 925 to- 
day — the growth of the College in other areas has been 
phenomenal. When President Coles came, Bowdoin's 
budget was nearly $1.5 million, its endowment worth 
$12.5 million, and its plant valued at $5.25 million. To- 



Tributes 

"The progress of the College during Stacy Coles's term 
as its President has been remarkable, and we are 
deeply grateful for the leadership and inspiration 
which he has provided for the Governing Boards, the 
Faculty, and the students. 

"No college or university can afford simply to take 
pride in the past, for it is in the assumption of respon- 
sibility for the future that lies the true worth of the 
institution. It is with this sense of responsibility that 
Stacy Coles has served Bowdoin and will, we are con- 
fident, serve Research Corporation." 

— William D. Ireland '16 

Vice President, Board of Trustees 

"There is no denying that the atmosphere that 
fosters progressiveness at a college is one which must 
be encouraged by its leadership. In adjusting herself 
to the leadership of President Coles, Bowdoin has ad- 
justed to a philosophy of change whose benefits are 
yet to be completely attained. There can be no doubt 
that the presidency of Dr. Coles will have its effects 
long after his departure. We cannot speculate what 
might have been accomplished had Dr. Coles stayed 
on, so we wish him well in his new capacity." 

— Bowdoin Orient Editorial 
November 10, 1967 

". . . as you enjoy the remainder of what may be 
destined to be your only sabbatic leave, your colleagues 
pause amid the dusty details of their regular business 
to urge you to make the most of it. If at times we may 
seem to have been a body composed of infinitely re- 
pellent particles, we are delighted to know that you 
have survived in good cheer. And if ever we have 
looked a bit harried in trying to meet your ideal of 
teachers who write and writers who teach, we concede 
readily that you have sought to maintain humane con- 
ditions which should have enabled us to do both. If 
almost all of us were surprised at the news of your 
resignation, we realize, however reluctant and difficult 
that decision must have been, that it is consistent with 
your often expressed conviction of the value of fresh 
leadership. 

"In forwarding to you our lively sense of loss, we, 
the members of your Faculty, season our regrets with 
congratulations upon the notable achievements of your 
fifteen years at Bowdoin, and our warmest wishes as 
you stand on the threshold of a challenging career in 
the advancement of science." 

— Faculty Minute, November 11, 1967 
( Written by Herbert Ross Brown H'63, the senior 
member of the faculty, and adopted by acclamation.) 



day the budget is approaching $6.5 million, the endow- 
ment is valued at $33.5 million, and its plant is worth 
$19 million. 

Even more impressive has been the growth of the 
faculty. If one excludes teaching fellows, administrative 
officers with faculty status and coaches, there were sev- 
enty active teaching members in 1952. Today there are 
ninety-nine. In terms of professional competence, today's 
larger faculty is stronger than the one the President in- 
herited. Sixty-five percent of the members hold the Ph.D. 
or an equivalent degree. Fifty-five percent held similar 
degrees in 1952. The diversity of educational background 
as represented by the origin of Ph.D.'s held by faculty 
members is much greater today, and this may help ex- 
plain why the College's educational philosophy has 
changed. In 1952 there were more Harvard Ph.D.'s on 
the faculty than there were from all other universities 
combined. Harvard still leads — as it no doubt should — 
but there are twenty-four other universities represented, 
double the number of 1952. 

During his tenure the College has embarked on a 
series of public service ventures all of which, in varying 
degrees, have aided the College in its primary mission — 
providing the best undergraduate education its human 
and material resources will allow — by injecting into the 
college community fresh points of view. It conducted ma- 
jor symposiums on undergraduate life, the role of a li- 
brary at a research-oriented liberal arts college, and the 
development of doctoral programs by the small liberal 
arts college. It joined Bates and Colby in sponsoring 
Maine's first educational television station. It, with the 
aid of various foundations, organized several major art 
exhibits, including the portrayal of the Negro in American 
art, Winslow Homer at Prout's Neck, and one depicting 
the despoliation of the Maine coast. With the aid of a 
grant from the Ford Foundation, it exhibited its colonial 
and federal portrait collection in New York and published 
a definitive catalogue of the portraits. During the Bien- 
nial Institute in 1965 — which won national acclaim for 
focusing its attention on a little-known but brilliant 
American composer, Carl Ruggles — it sponsored the 
first performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 
Maine. 

The litany of changes at Bowdoin seems almost 
endless. The Summer Music School; the Center for Eco- 
nomic Research (which was merged last year with the 
Bureau for Research in Municipal Government to form 
the Public Affairs Research Center); National Science 
Foundation summer institutes in physics, biology, chem- 
istry, and mathematics; the NSF-sponsored Academic 
Year Institute in mathematics, currently the only graduate 
program at Bowdoin; the Undergraduate Research Fel- 
lowship program; and several administrative reorganiza- 



tions, which have resulted in the addition of the posts of 
dean of the faculty, dean of students, vice president for 
administration and finance, and executive secretary, a 
full-time development office, news services office, and 
college editor's office, were all introduced during Presi- 
dent Coles's tenure. 

So much for the changes, even though there were 
others. In many respects Bowdoin College of 1967 ex- 
ceeds the greatest hopes of those who began planning its 
future development in the mid-1950's. And while it may 
be argued that Bowdoin has lost some of the warm, gen- 
uinely human concern that has always characterized it, it 
has resisted relatively well the strong forces of imperson- 
alization, institutionalization, and specialization that 
dominate so much of American life today. There are still 
teachers who teach and students who learn at the College. 

In successfully completing the Capital Campaign, the 
first phase of a ten-year, $36 million development pro- 
gram announced in 1962, President Coles has given 
Bowdoin the tools of excellence it needs to raise the re- 
maining $20 million, most of which is earmarked for the 
endowment of faculty salaries and student scholarships. 
These tools — a strong faculty, vigorous student body, 
and a well-equipped physical plant — constitute his great- 
est legacy to Bowdoin. 

In his letter of resignation, he explained why he was 
leaving: "The explosion of knowledge, the enhanced 
quality of secondary education, and revolutionary 
changes of all kinds taking place so rapidly, require new 
ideas and fresh insights in educational leadership. Bow- 
doin is no exception." 



T. 



Selecting a Successor 



he process of selecting Bowdoin's tenth President is 
underway. The Committee of the Governing Boards "to 
consider the matter of the successor to the President and 
to report to the Governing Boards" was named on De- 
cember 1 . On it are Trustees Sanford B. Cousins '20 
(chairman), Leland M. Goodrich '20, and William Cur- 
tis Pierce '28, and Overseers Charles W. Allen '34, Wil- 
liam P. Drake '36, and Everett P. Pope '41. The Boards 
invited the tenured members of the faculty (those hold- 
ing the rank of associate or full professor) to elect six 
of its colleagues to consult with the Governing Boards 
committee. They are Richard L. Chittim '41, professor 
of mathematics; Paul V. Hazelton '42, professor of edu- 
cation; Myron A. Jeppesen, professor of physics; Samuel 
E. Kamerling, Charles Weston Pickard professor of 
chemistry; Dana W. Mayo, associate professor of chem- 
istry; and William D. Shipman, associate professor of 
economics. — E.B. 



Leach's 

Petrel 



By CHARLES E. HUNTINGTON 



A small dark gray bird of the sea which is seldom seen by man, it poses many fascinating 
questions for the few ornithologists who have studied it. One of the foremost authorities in 
the world raises two: Why does it wait four years to reproduce? How does it navigate? 



Much of the work at the Bowdoin Scientific Station on 
Kent Island in recent years has been centered around a 
long-term population study of Leach's Petrel. The first 
research I did at Kent Island was concerned with a rather 
baffling phenomenon which occurs quite naturally in sea 
birds. Although sea birds reach their full size within a 
few months of hatching, they do not begin to breed until 
they are several years old, in a few of the larger species 
as many as seven or eight years. Why hasn't selection 
favored breeding at one year of age? Although I began to 
consider this question as presented by the Herring Gull, 
I soon switched my attention to Leach's Petrel, mainly 
because of the irresistible charm of this bird. 

Leach's Petrel is about as unlike the Herring Gull as 
a sea bird could be. Where the gull, the best known sea 
bird in the world, is bold and conspicuous, Leach's Petrel 
is a small dark gray bird which few biologists have seen, 
for it shuns not only human civilization but also all land 
except the offshore islands where it nests. Even on its 
breeding grounds it is entirely out of sight by day. It 
nests underground in a burrow which it enters or leaves 
only at night. After dark the petrels fill the air with their 
dancing flight and their chattering calls, as they circle 
about over and over again through the woods and above 
the fields, while from some of the burrows come the purr- 
ing calls which usually mean that a pair of birds is to- 
gether in the nest. 

Little has been written about them, although they 



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have intrigued others before me. My best source of pub- 
lished information on their life history was a paper written 
in 1935 by William A. O. Gross '37, the son of Professor 
Alfred O. Gross H'52, after having spent a summer ob- 
serving them. 

In the summer of 1955 I began to band breeding 
petrels, numbering the burrows to see if they would come 
back in succeeding years. I also banded some nestlings 
in the hope of finding out if they, like the Herring Gulls, 
do not breed in their first year. Since then we have 
banded 14,478 petrels. I am interested primarily in their 
population dynamics, that is, in their population changes 
and in the factors which are responsible for making their 
population density change or stay constant. To under- 
stand these matters, we need to know about all stages of 
their life history from the laying of the egg until they die 
of old age — if they ever do live that long. We need to 
know as much as possible about the many factors — en- 
vironmental, physiological, and behavioral — which affect 
their longevity and breeding success. 

We have tried some experiments to discover how they 
find their food. We have begun to study what kinds of 
plankton they eat. We have made many recordings of 
their calls and have tried to find out the significance of 
these calls. 

Primarily, however, we have been banding petrels in 
three categories in quite large numbers every year. The 
first group consists of breeding birds, which we catch by 




A Leach's Petrel in his burrow on Kent Island. Mature adults measure about eight inches from bill to tail tip. 



reaching into the burrow entrance and sometimes by dig- 
ging an additional access hole, which we then cover with 
a board. The breeding birds are the most interesting birds 
we have banded. We soon learned that they return to the 
same nest burrow year after year, and now we have more 
than 3,500 recaptures of previously breeding birds. Many 
individuals have returned year after year — two of the 
seventy-two breeding birds which I rather casually banded 
in 1953 were still on the job last summer, fourteen years 
later. 

The second group of birds is the nestlings, which we 
also band at the nest. Here the number of returns is very 
small. I am not entirely sure how to account for this. I 
do have a hypothesis which is supported by the large 
number of birds banded in the third category. This group 
consists of petrels which we have caught in mist nets at 
night. These are nets made of fine black nylon thread. 
They are intended to be as inconspicuous as possible. The 
netting hangs loosely between coarser strings stretched 
horizontally between poles. With a system of halyards 
and rings sliding on the poles we can hang the nets as 



high as thirty feet and still pull them down and up again 
quickly when birds fly into them. A bird flying into such 
a net is trapped in a pocket below the next horizontal 
string. If a net is in a suitable location, where many birds 
are flying around, we can catch large numbers. We have 
caught as many as 300 in a single night, assisted by a 
tape recording of their calls, which attracts the birds to 
the source of the sound. My original idea in using mist 
nets for catching petrels was to serve as a kind of check 
on the effectiveness of our sampling of birds in their 
burrows. I wanted to learn whether by setting up mist 
nets in the vicinity of burrows we could determine what 
proportion of the birds in nearby burrows we had caught. 
I soon found out that only a very small proportion of 
the netted birds were breeding birds from nearby bur- 
rows. One does catch birds from nests near the net, and 
one may catch them repeatedly, but the vast majority of 
birds caught under these circumstances, at least from late 
June through August, are caught once and never seen 
again. These, I believe, are nonbreeders or prebreeders, 
birds which are not yet sexually mature but are sexually 



LEACH'S PETREL 



developed enough to go through some of the motions of 
courtship, including even digging burrows. I think that 
much of this calling and flying about over the island, re- 
peating a circular or figure-eight track, has a sexually 
stimulating function. Whether these actions are directed 
at any particular bird, I am not sure. They may stimulate 
the bird itself and its neighbors in a general way. The 
striking attraction of played-back recordings seems to 
support the hypothesis of general stimulation. If one nets 
birds early in the season, in late May for example, he 
finds that the birds which are caught are mostly birds 
nesting nearby. I think these birds are going through 
courtship preparatory to breeding. Later in the summer, 
when they have the serious business of nesting to attend 
to, they fly directly to and from their burrows, leaving 
the air space to the frivolities of the younger birds. These 
nonbreeders go through some of the motions of court- 
ship but will not carry the process through to completion 
by laying eggs. When they eventually settle down to 
breed, they may not even choose the island where they 
were caught flying about earlier. In fact, the turnover 
among these birds is so high that it seems likely that they 
move around from one island to another, prospecting be- 
fore they settle down to breed. 



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4,400 Banded Since 1953 



uch movements around the North Atlantic, possibly 
as far east as Scotland, might account for the very small 
number of recaptured birds banded as nestlings. Most of 
our Kent Island nestlings may be attracted to the enor- 
mous colonies off the coast of Newfoundland, where 
millions nest on a few small islands. Since 1953 we have 
banded about 4,400 nestlings. Of them 2,054 were 
banded at Kent Island or its neighbor, Hay Island; 777 
at Long Island, about fifty miles east of Halifax; and 
1,555 at Gull Island, about twenty miles south of St. 
John's, Newfoundland. The star performer in this mul- 
titude is a Gull Island nestling which flew into a mist net 
on Kent Island, 700 miles from home, four years after 
it was banded, thus fitting into the hypothesis that petrels 
make a Grand Tour before settling down to breed. Of 
all the nestlings banded at Kent Island, only twenty have 
been caught back at home later on. Of these, six were 
caught breeding there; the rest were caught in mist nets 
or otherwise away from any specific nest and may not 
have been breeding there at all. All the birds banded as 
nestlings which were later found breeding at Kent Island 
were at least four years old when first known to nest, and 
most were older. Of course, we cannot be sure that we 
did not miss these birds the first time they nested there. 
However, I suspect that four years is the usual minimum 




Kent Island 



Kent Island is south of Grand Manan, about eighteen 
miles off the easternmost coast of Maine. Except for 
storm-swept ledges, it is the outermost island of New 
Brunswick's Grand Manan Archipelago. To get there, 
one must drive about 270 miles northeast from Bruns- 
wick and take a ferry from Black's Harbour to Grand 
Manan. From the fishing village of Ingalls Head, one 
travels the last five miles to Kent Island in a boat. 

Many migrating birds make Kent Island their 
jumping-off point before, and their first landfall after, 
long overwater flights. The plankton-rich waters of 
the Bay of Fundy feed tens of thousands of sea birds 
which nest there, safe from predatory mammals of 
inshore islands and the mainland. 

The island is about a mile and three-fourths long 
and less than a half-mile wide, comprising about 200 
acres of low land rising fifty to seventy feet above 
sea level at the northern and southern ends. When 
John Kent settled there around 1800, it was probably 
covered with woods, but the middle part was cleared 
for agriculture, and the woods have somewhat mys- 
teriously died at the southern end, leaving about one- 
third of the island wooded with spruce and fir. 

In 1930 Kent Island was bought by J. Sterling 
Rockefeller, mainly to protect the Eider Ducks which 
nest there, and in 1935 he gave it to Bowdoin, largely 
because of Professor Alfred O. Gross's interest in the 
island and its birds. Under Dr. Gross's vigorous and 
enthusiastic leadership, the Bowdoin Scientific Station 
was established and became a flourishing, if small, 
center for field research in ornithology. The Station 
has eight buildings, three small boats, and other equip- 
ment for field work. The caretaker, Myhron Tate, is 
a fisherman who lives on Grand Manan during the 
winter, but keeps a watchful eye on Kent Island while 
lobstering in adjacent waters. The Station can com- 
fortably accommodate about twelve people. It is one 
part of Bowdoin which happily incorporates both 
graduate work and coeducation. — C.E.H. 



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By CHARLES E. HUNTINGTON 



breeding age for this species, just as it is in the Herring 
Gull. Incidentally, we have never caught a yearling or a 
two-year-old at Kent Island, although there is at least 
one well-documented case of a two-year-old caught on 
another island. 

Why are these little birds so slow to reach sexual 
maturity? Clearly they are big enough to breed when 
they leave the nest. They are then as big as they will ever 
be. One explanation for this delayed breeding was pro- 
posed by Professor Wynne-Edwards of the University of 
Aberdeen in a paper published in 1955. He believes that 
this reduces the ability of the population to increase 
rapidly, keeping it more in balance with its food supply. 
He also pointed out that sea birds generally lay very 
small clutches; all the petrels, shearwaters, and albatrosses 
lay only one egg a year. 

The difficulty with this hypothesis is that it requires 
that a characteristic must have evolved in this species, 
and presumably in many other species, which is detrimen- 
tal to the individual; that is, it cuts down the individual's 
chances of contributing to future generations even though 
it might benefit the species as a whole. Natural selection 
operates on individuals. Natural selection operating on 
groups and overriding individual selection has never been 
demonstrated, and seems very improbable. 

What other explanations can we find for this delayed 
breeding, which clearly sets a bird back, makes it spend 
years flying around chattering when it might have been 
reproducing instead? If we are to answer this question, 
we must first ask what these birds are accomplishing dur- 
ing these preliminary years. 

One thing they must surely be achieving is learning 
their way around. This repeated flying over a course, over 
a limited area, must enable them to get to know that area 
very well. Perhaps this is one function of the prebreeding 
activities; there may well be other functions. Certainly 
the ability to find their way around must be extremely 
important to such birds and must involve a good deal of 
learned behavior. Orientation and navigation may there- 
fore be important in determining the age at which these 
birds first breed, as well as being exciting and challenging 
phenomena in their own right. 



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Methods of Navigating 



t seems probable to me that petrels use more than 
one method of navigation, just as human mariners do. In 
locating their breeding island over thousands of miles of 
ocean and in finding their nest burrow in thick spruce 
woods on a dark night, the petrels must solve quite dif- 
ferent kinds of problems, for which different forms of 
navigation would seem appropriate. A sailor uses celes- 



tial navigation on the open sea and pilots his vessel by 
landmarks in familiar coastal waters. In both circum- 
stances he also uses dead reckoning. Through the work 
of many investigators we are learning that birds can use 
all three of these methods. 

Our most spectacular experiments with petrels have 
been the homing experiments we have been conducting in 
the last three summers. In 1938 Donald Griffin, who 
was then a graduate student at Harvard and is now a 
professor at Rockefeller University, did some homing ex- 
periments with Leach's Petrels from Kent Island. In the 
summer of 1965 Miss Susan Billings, who was in our 
Undergraduate Research Participation Program, per- 
formed more experiments suggested by Dr. Griffin. The 
first of her experiments were short ones in which petrels 
were released ten to twenty miles away; they returned to 
their nest burrows, although they sometimes took their 
time about it. They spent as many as four days returning 
over a distance which they could cover with ease in an 
hour or two, presumably because they felt no urgency 
about getting back. Then we used three groups of birds 
in a more distant experiment, one which we hoped would 
shed more light on the bird's navigational abilities, al- 
though it was unlikely to tell us much, if anything, about 
the methods they use. Two students from Kent Island 
drove to the head of the Bay of Fundy and simultaneous- 
ly released a group of birds at Hopewell Cape, where 
they would have a direct overwater flight back to Kent 
Island with no intervening land, and at Shediac Cape, 
across the isthmus connecting Nova Scotia to the main- 
land, where they would have to cross at least twelve miles 
of land before reaching the Bay of Fundy if they returned 
by a direct route. If the petrels were unwilling to make 




The author banding a petrel. 



LEACH'S PETREL 



this overland flight and stuck to their element, the sea, 
then they would have a flight three times as long around 
Nova Scotia, even if they flew through the Straits of 
Canso. 

As it turned out, the two groups of birds came back 
in about the same time. This led us to believe that petrels, 
when released in these waters, which were probably un- 
familiar to them, still knew the direction of home and 
were willing to fly across land to get there. 

A somewhat unsatisfactory experiment, but nonethe- 
less interesting, was conducted at the same time. A similar 
group of birds was released at the Halifax airport. This 
airport is not on the coast. It is about twenty miles in- 
land, northeast of the city. Birds flying directly from there 
to Kent Island would have to go over about 100 miles of 
land before reaching the Bay of Fundy. The performance 
of these birds was much poorer than that of the other 
two groups, although the distance was about the same 
and all three groups were liberated almost simultaneously. 

Later that summer we sent a group of birds farther 
away, to Stephenville, on the west coast of Newfoundland. 
These birds, with a direct route mainly over water, made 
a very good showing, returning faster in terms of miles per 
day than any of the groups flying shorter distances. 



I 



Overland Flights 



n the summer of 1966 we tried another experiment 
to test the ability of these birds to fly over land. Here we 
asked too much of them. We sent one group to the Mag- 
dalen Islands, about 300 miles northeast of Kent Island, 
with mostly water in between, and another group was 
released simultaneously at Quebec City, almost as far 
away, but with almost continuous land in the direct route 
home. 

The Magdalen Island birds performed very well, while 
not one of the Quebec birds came back. I would inter- 
pret this result as indicating that the birds liberated at 
Quebec knew the direction of home and tried to fly over 
land but, being adapted to using the more regular and 
predictable air currents over water and to getting their 
food from the sea, became exhausted and fell prey to 
hawks, owls, and other predators. 

Later that summer I went to the International Orni- 
thological Congress at Oxford, England, and took along 
a group of petrels which we released on the south coast 
of England with the help of Dr. Geoffrey V. T. Matthews, 
research director of the Wildfowl Trust and a leading stu- 
dent of bird navigation. These birds performed far better 
over 3,000 miles of water than we had dared to hope. 
Four of the seven birds released at Selsey Hill, Sussex, 
were recaptured in their nests at Kent Island later that 



summer. Two of them were at home when the nests were 
first inspected fourteen days after the release; obviously 
we should have looked sooner. Consequently in the sum- 
mer of 1967 we tried more trans- Atlantic homing experi- 
ments, hoping to find some correlation with differing 
weather conditions for groups of birds released on three 
different dates. This time we shipped the birds by Air 
Canada, which was most helpful in releasing the birds at 
Prestwick, Scotland, about twenty-four hours after they 
were taken from their nests. These birds were thus in 
very good shape when released. 

The first bird in the first group was back in its nest 
nine days after it was released. It had averaged about 
300 miles a day. Its initial flight direction was eastward, 
back toward the aircraft, but the Air Canada people in- 
sist they did not sell it a return ticket. Six of the eleven 
birds in that first group returned, but the later two groups 
were disappointing, with only two and one out of ten in 
each group being recaptured. We have not yet analyzed 
the weather records, but weather differences are only one 
of several possible explanations for the differences in 
performances. 

From these experiments it is evident that these birds 
are capable of making long, fairly direct flights over 
waters which are probably unfamiliar to them. Next we 
need to find out how they do this navigation. This, of 
course, is much harder than simply showing that they can 
do it. One device which shows some promise is the orien- 
tation cage, in which a bird can be isolated from any di- 
rectional clues except those which the investigator wishes 
to introduce. The directions in which the bird tries to 
go in the circular cage can be recorded and analyzed to 
see whether the bird is using the information given to 
it, and if so, how so. We tried some orientation cages 
this past summer and we have not yet got the "bugs" out 
of them, but I am hopeful that in the next year or two 
we may be able to adapt them for use with our birds and 
thereby learn more about what kinds of environmental 
information petrels use in determining which is the way 
to get home. 



Charles E. Huntington is director of the Bowdoin Scien- 
tific Station at Kent Island and an associate professor of 
biology. A graduate of Yale, he took a Ph.D. there in 
1952 and joined the Bowdoin faculty in February 1953, 
as James S. Coles's first appointee. During the 1963- 
64 academic year he did research on Leach's Petrel at 
the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology at Oxford 
on a Guggenheim Fellowship. 

The photographs were taken by Stephen W. Kennedy 
'70 who spent the summer at Kent Island as a research 
assistant to Professor Huntington. 



10 



Bowdoin's Head Start 

Teacher-Training 

Program 



By CHARLES R. TOOMAJIAN JR. 



In January 1967 the Office of Economic Opportunity 
asked Bowdoin to be one of five centers in Maine which 
would conduct a week-long program to prepare Head 
Start teachers and aides. After appraising its resources, 
the College decided it could make a useful contribution 
to the war on poverty by conducting such a program, and 
the OEO awarded Bowdoin a grant of $1 1,000. The pro- 
gram was conducted during the last week in June. 

The permanent staff consisted of a child development 
specialist from the University of Maine in Portland; the 
former principal of an elementary school in Brunswick 
who was also the 1966 Head Start director in Brunswick 
and is now a member of the staff of the Educational De- 
velopment Center; Paul V. Hazelton '42, professor of 
education at Bowdoin; and me as the director. We ap- 
proached the job with differing ideas about Head Start, 
about teachers and aides, and about the training of these 
individuals. From the beginning, however, we agreed on 
some basic assumptions. 

First, we agreed that even with the assistance of all 
available social services and welfare organizations, our 
elementary school system is unable to cope with the 
problems of culturally, economically, and socially de- 
prived children. 

This inability rests largely on the fact that our ele- 
mentary school system is middle class oriented because 
most of the teachers and pupils in it belong to the middle 



class. Hence, teachers assume that the experiences which 
children need before they begin a study of the three R's 
have been provided by their parents. Making such an 
assumption in the case of disadvantaged children results 
in a breakdown of communication between teacher and 
pupil even before it has begun. To the socially, cultural- 
ly, and economically deprived child, Dick and Jane, who 
live with both parents and their dog Spot in a spanking 
white house in the suburbs, are not real; hence, as text- 
book characters intended to develop reading skills, they 
are irrelevant. 

Second, we agreed that people teach others much in 
the manner they were taught. It seemed imperative that 
we teach our trainees the way we hoped they would 
teach the Head Start children. 

Third, we agreed that the preschooler should be a 
questioning learner. If the disadvantaged child was not 
in a home environment which would encourage this char- 
acteristic, then the Head Start program should develop 
it by providing the child with activites requiring the re- 
sponsiveness which frees his innate learning ability. Play- 
ing with others, working with dough or clay, eating a 
well-balanced meal, learning about books by holding 
them and looking at the pictures, going on field trips, 
painting pictures, helping each other solve problems, and 
learning to share with others is what Head Start should 
be all about. 



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HEAD START 



Photos by George Cope, EDC 






Perhaps even more than other teachers, Head Start 
teachers must enter the child's world by rediscovering 
the joys of self-expression which come with painting 
and singing — or by successfully constructing a 
cart made of cardboard. 




By CHARLES R. TOOMAJIAN JR. 



Therefore, we wanted to introduce Head Start teach- 
ers and aides to the child's world. We wanted to give 
them the opportunity to become questioning learners all 
over again. 

With this in mind we made three important decisions: 

1. The program would be an active learning experi- 
ence for the participants — both trainees and staff. It 
would be a sharing of views by all with a minimum of 
lecturing and a maximum of free-wheeling discussion. 
Rigid structuring of classes would be replaced by flexible 
grouping; the trainees would be given choices and ex- 
pected to make them. As learners, we would participate 
in the activities normally reserved for children. Finger 
painting, potato prints, singing, making drums, and mak- 
ing simple classroom furniture would be important ac- 
tivities in the program. 

2. In order to learn about children, one has to ob- 
serve them, be with them, and become part of their 
world. The training staff, therefore, made arrangements 
to start the Brunswick Head Start program a week early 
to coincide with our session. The trainees observed Head 
Start in action several times during the week, discussed 
their observations with the staff, and met with the Bruns- 
wick Head Start teachers and aides to discuss the whys 
and wherefores of the program. 

3. A one-week training program can only be a be- 
ginning. It is impossible to foresee all the particular prob- 
lems which might arise in an ongoing Head Start pro- 
gram. It becomes necessary, therefore, to foster an en- 
thusiastic spirit among the trainees for Head Start, for 
each other, and for the worth of the job they will do 
during the summer. It becomes important to teach the 
trainees to think creatively, to make do with what is 
available, and to take full advantage of all resources, hu- 
man and material. We planned to do this with our train- 
ing session as an example of what they must do in their 
own situations. 



u 



A Hard Commitment 



sing these aims as a basis for a workable and effec- 
tive training program was not easy. Providing for small 
group discussions, flexibility of structure, and participa- 
tion by all for over eighty-five trainees was a problem 
in logistics which even the computer found troublesome. 
We were all, however, fully committed to our goals; we 
knew it had to be done that way, and so we did it. 

We brought in experts to conduct workshops and 
seminars in music, art, psychology, social work and ser- 
vices, speech and hearing, the making of simple furniture, 
curriculum, science, and professional services (pediat- 
rics, dentistry, and nutrition). 



In addition, several discussions were held with various 
staff members on such important matters as the relation- 
ship of teachers and aides, parental involvement, the 
whole concept of Head Start, the use of volunteers, and 
many other problems raised by the trainees. 

Informality was the key to the program. First names, 
talks over coffee, and informal dress were all common- 
place. No differentiation was made between the teachers 
and aides. The result was a real honesty among us all. 
The staff did not "talk down" to the trainees, nor did 
the trainees hesitate to dispute the statements of others 
when they did not agree. 

Members of the staff worked together smoothly, 
helping each other out when the need arose. It was not 
obvious what the staff hierarchy was because at one 
time or another each of us seemed in charge. The point 
was not lost on the trainees; similarly the aide should 
have responsibilities and at times, might appear to be in 
charge. 

I am not willing to attempt an evaluation of our 
training program, but I should like to share some of my 
observations. As I stated earlier, we had an "action" 
program. The trainees got right into the work whether 
it meant getting messy with poster paint or taking part 
in a lively discussion. For many it was the first time 
education was entertaining; many said it was the best 
educational experience they had ever had. To be sure, 
we were pleased that our program showed that education 
can be fun, but we were equally dismayed that so many 
people had to wait so long to make this discovery — a 
pointed commentary on our educational system, I am 
afraid. 

At the close of our program, we gave each teacher 
and aide a crisp ten dollar bill, a postcard addressed to 
me, and an explanatory letter. The letter pointed out 
that the training session had emphasized making do with 
little, but that even procuring simple materials from the 
five and dime or hardware store often became bogged 
down in the red tape of requisitions and administrative 
approval. Furthermore, when the Head Start budgets 
were prepared, it was impossible to foresee all the neces- 
sities; as a result, those small things which add so much 
often cannot be bought during the program. In order 
that the programs not suffer and to allow the teachers 
and aides to purchase those necessary extras when they 
are needed, each of them was given the ten dollars. The 
postcard was to be used to let the training staff know 
how the individuals used the money. 

I have received many postcards, each indicating how 
the money was spent. We are responsible, I find, for pro- 
viding materials from wagons and resting mats to paper 
cups and sunflower seeds — and, yes, one pet turtie! Just 
as important as the lists of items purchased, however, are 



13 



HEAD START 



the unsolicited accompanying remarks. Many have found 
their work more difficult than they had anticipated; a few 
need a boost, which they hope will be provided by the 
follow-up work the training staff is planning; several 
have mentioned the usefulness of the training they re- 
ceived at Bowdoin. 

By the time this article is published, the Head Start 
Training Session and follow-up will be finished. But the 
College's connections with community service programs 
such as Head Start will not. What must be decided is the 
extent to which Bowdoin should be directly involved in 
this area. 

As an undergraduate and in my former position as 
administrative officer I was involved in some of Bow- 
doin's community service volunteer projects. The Big 
Brother Program, which matches up Bowdoin men with 
local school boys who, for one reason or another, need 
an older male companion, and the Bowdoin Undergradu- 
ate Civil Rights Organization (BUCRO), which spon- 
sored the Morehouse College Exchange and Project 65, 
are two with which I worked. 

Just as Head Start was founded as a way of correct- 
ing a deficiency on a national level, these Bowdoin proj- 
ects were formed as ways of improving more local prob- 
lems. The expansion of these programs over the past few 
years to include more students and faculty, I believe, 
points to their being an important part of the education- 
al experience Bowdoin offers. But the scope of these 
projects, augmented by their increased popularity, has 
forced the participants into contact with those outside the 
College. We have learned that the community Bowdoin 
belongs to is much larger than Brunswick, Maine. 



T. 



Becoming Involved 



.he College is in the process of formulating a policy 
to cover its involvement in community service programs. 
The existence of some projects on the campus shows that 
Bowdoin is not resisting involvement. The fact that a 
policy is evolving precludes an institutional indifference. 
The problem is to decide between the two remaining 
general approaches — one direct, the other indirect. The 
first is to have the College itself become involved — to 
take on the responsibility of the particular task, whatever 
it might be, and follow it through. The second is to allow 
interested faculty and students to work with these prob- 
lems and reward them justly. 

My involvement in community projects, both on and 
off campus, has led me to certain ideas on what Bow- 
doin's policy in this area ought to be. In order to under- 
stand Bowdoin's potential for community service, we 
have to analyze the institution's educational role. I sub- 



mit that we must perceive Bowdoin as a part of an edu- 
cational system held responsible for training and educat- 
ing all members of our society. The College has a re- 
sponsibility to education in the broadest sense, not only 
to those students whom we serve directly. Unless we con- 
sider the way Bowdoin can best serve the vast educa- 
tional system, we will become too narrow and self- 
centered. 

As we have adjusted to pressures forcing us to ex- 
pand and are now prepared to look into the possibilities 
of graduate programs, we must be prepared also to ad- 
just to other forces. If the College is to fulfill its respon- 
sibility to the educational system of which it is a part, it 
must be willing to work for the improvement of that 
system as a whole. And community service projects offer 
a means of improving that system. 

There is no doubt in my mind that Bowdoin's con- 
tact with programs in these areas benefits not only the 
programs but also the College itself. Because of the im- 
portance of these programs to the College and to the 
community of which it is a part, I feel an indirect ap- 
proach by Bowdoin — an approach which cannot guar- 
antee continuity in specific programs or even a continu- 
ing commitment in the general area — is not sufficient. 
The College must become directly involved. 

Just as the College can ultimately better serve society 
by having a modern chemistry laboratory in which facul- 
ty and students can do research and keep in touch with 
the most recent developments, it can also better serve 
society by staying in direct contact with the needs of that 
society. A way of doing this is through community ^ ser- 
vice programs. 

In the final analysis, the College's problem is com- 
plex. Like other institutions, Bowdoin has obligations to 
the future. Research must be conducted and the results 
taught. At the same time, the College must remain aware 
of the more immediate problems and participate directly 
in the community of which it is a part. A balance must 
be reached; we cannot afford to strengthen one segment 
of the College's offerings at the expense of the others. 
In all of this, it is imperative that the other pressures and 
obligations facing the College do not diminish the im- 
portance of these concerns for community service pro- 
grams. 



Upon graduating from Bowdoin in 1965 Charles R. 
Toomajian Jr. joined the College's administrative staff 
as administrative assistant to the dean of students. He 
resigned this position in the summer of 1967 to begin 
study for a master of arts in education degree at Cornell 
University, which he is attending on Bowdoin's Charles 
Carroll Everett Scholarship. 



14 



We're heading for a win 
in the war on poverty 



By DORIS C. DAVIS 



A progress report from the director of Bowdoin Upward Bound 



Although it is still too early to claim anything near com- 
plete victory, national and local reports indicate that Up- 
ward Bound is heading for a win in the war on poverty. 

Perhaps the most encouraging news is that 83 percent 
of the 5,717 high school boys and girls who completed 
Upward Bound last summer were admitted by 577 
four-year accredited colleges and universities. Three- 
fourths of them received scholarship aid. The average 
grant amounted to $1,363. Most of them had a C minus 
or worse grade average when they entered Upward 
Bound. 

When cast against the backdrop of what Upward 
Bound is, these few statistics offer hope that the commit- 
ments of federal money and of the physical and human 
resources of the 240 colleges and universities operating 
Upward Bound programs will be justified by the addition 
of a significant number of citizens who otherwise might 
not have been able to make a useful contribution to 
American Society. Stated simply, this aspect of the war on 
poverty is to the high school boy or girl from a disadvan- 
taged background what Head Start is to the economically, 
socially, and culturally deprived five-year-old. The chal- 
lenges, of course, are much greater. It is more difficult to 
take — as Upward Bound programs are intended to do — 
sixteen- and seventeen-year-old boys and girls on the 
verge of dropping out of high school and in one or two 
years' time encourage them to the point that they seek ad- 
mission to college or some other form of postsecondary 



education which will enable them to cope successfully in 
a society becoming more complex and in an economy de- 
manding greater work skills. 

By the time they enter an Upward Bound program 
most of these boys and girls have formed a value system 
and an outlook which offer them little chance of becom- 
ing useful citizens. Their values and outlook, of course, 
were not freely formed but were the results of nearly ir- 
resistible forces of deprivation. That so many appear to 
be overcoming environmental problems not of their mak- 
ing is a tribute to the human spirit and to the wisdom of 
seeking out these young people and offering them the op- 
portunity to succeed. 

Bowdoin Upward Bound is now in its second year. 
Forty-three of the fifty students who were on the campus 
in the summer of 1966 returned for a second six-week 
session last summer. Of the seven who did not return, 
some left for the usual reasons of accident, illness, and 
moving, but others were accepted at private schools and 
colleges, opportunities which Upward Bound opened to 
them. In addition, five Negro students, sponsored by Bed- 
ford-Stuyvesant Youth in Action, were sought by Bow- 
doin Upward Bound in order to achieve a cultural mix. 
Seven replacements were found from Maine schools in 
the geographic area assigned by the OEO to Bowdoin 
Upward Bound: Aroostook, Washington, Piscataquis, 
Franklin, and Somerset counties. Ninety percent of the 
students are seniors, all of whom expect to continue their 



15 



UPWARD BOUND 

As students became more aware of themselves, they 

became more aware of others — as was evidenced 

by the twice-a-week play program they organized for 

children from a depressed area of Brunswick. 

education after high school. Two-thirds of them are 
applying for admission either to four-year colleges or 
residential junior colleges. 

Their aspirations give us hope that Bowdoin Upward 
Bound is a sound educational investment. There are at 
least five other reasons why we hold this view. 

First, though perhaps least obvious, is our geographic 
area. Originally we thought that it would be a disadvan- 
tage because the five northern counties of Maine are 
sparsely populated and are located far from the Bowdoin 
campus, requiring us to travel hundreds of miles, often 
through snow and storm, to visit the students during the 
critical academic year follow-up. The very isolation of the 
communities in which our Upward Bound students live 
was one of the contributing factors to their originally nar- 
row horizons. 

But unlike some of the other war on poverty programs 
Upward Bound may actually operate more effectively in 
rural areas than in urban ones. In the first place, losers- 
who-could-be winners are easier to identify in a small 
town setting than they are in the urban ghetto. Students 
may never get a chance to elect a third year of a language 
or an advanced placement course in anything, but many 
of the small schools in towns slow in moving toward con- 
solidation have principals who "know" their students. 

Secondly, Upward Bound has great impact on a rural 
youngster who has few distractions in his life. Hence, it is 
easier to improve his self-image. When about halfway 
through the school year, Dr. Howard Jones, president of 
the Mount Hermon-Northfield Corp., came up to talk to 
the Bowdoin Upward Bound staff and to visit several of 
the schools and communities in its geographic area, he 
was surprised to learn that there would be some 10,000 
pieces of mail shuttling between Bowdoin Upward Bound 
students and staff during the follow-up. It is impossible to 
overestimate the increase in identity that comes from re- 
ceiving mail almost daily when you have seldom had any 
in your life before. In a rural area, the postman, family, 
and neighbors all know. You pass the New York Times 
up and down your road. You bring your Scientific Amer- 
ican to class when the school takes only Life. And when 
there are not myriad other demands on your time, you 
tend to write back to your summer professors. You write 
to one another in a unique kind of peer reinforcement. 
You may also write in a daily journal distributed by the 
program, do special assignments, read more (currently 
there is a book-of-the-month arrangement wherein each 
student may choose one of several paperbacks of different 
types and, if he wishes, write reviews in the Upward 




David Wilkinson '67 

Bound newspaper), find yourself speaking up in class 
now that you've had a chance to have heard yourself in 
the informal classes and discussions "down at Bowdoin." 
You have become a somebody. 

In making statistical comparisons of school grades 
"before" and "after" the first half-year of Upward Bound, 
the staff felt that one of the reasons for the marked im- 
provement in about 70 percent of the grades was caused 
not only by the student's increased desire but also by the 
school's changed attitude toward him. The smaller the 
school, the more aware it is of the effect of Upward 
Bound and the more interested it is in the ways that any 
positive changes have occurred. 

A second reason for our cautious optimism is the 
truly concerned staff of Upward Bound. One teacher, 
Bowdoin Assistant Professor of English Herbert R. Cour- 
sen Jr., wrote the following in a summary of his experi- 
ences in the program: 

At our final meeting, the staff discussed each stu- 
dent in detail. I contrasted that meeting with similar 
meetings I had attended when I taught at one of 
America's most opulent prep schools. There, in our 
year-end meeting, we discussed the boys who had 
failed in our incredibly structured, charted, and deci- 
mal-pointed academic environment — the goal of 
which, of course, was Yale. ... In the Upward Bound 
meeting we discussed success. In some cases we had 
done as much as could be done for a student — he 
would graduate from high school. In most cases, stu- 
dents who two years ago were almost certain to drop 



16 



By DORIS C. DAVIS 



out of high school to "earn some money" would go 
on to vocational schools, secretarial courses, two- and 
four-year colleges. We measured students in terms 
of what they could do, not in terms of what an arbi- 
trary set of standards said they should do. 
The most dramatic evidence of staff concern came 
when five of the members offered places in their homes 
for students who seemed to need a change of environment. 
These offers were carefully discussed and never did one 
have the feeling that the staff was playing chess, arbitrar- 
ily moving pawns hither and yon. 

Staff concern was apparent in less obvious ways, 
within and without the classroom walls. Last summer's 
instructors (Coursen; Daniel Levine, of the Bowdoin De- 
partment of History; Reginald L. Hannaford, of the De- 
partment of English; Peter Murphy, a teaching fellow in 
the Department of Biology; the Rev. Henry L. Bird, of 
the Marine Biological Supply and Development Corp.; 
and Alvin Morrison, an anthropology teacher at West- 
brook Junior College) taught in pairs, sometimes splin- 
tering off for field trips and small group discussions. Their 
discussions with students were inductive; the views of the 
instructors were not set up as being more valid than stu- 
dents' opinions. Sometimes only questions remained at 
the end of a class, and they were often questions initiated 
by students, whose ideas — sometimes for the first time 
in their lives — were taken seriously by teachers. 

Among his comments on the summer's experience, 
Levine wrote the following: 

Upward Bound also reaffirmed that radical notion 
that young people are worth listening to. Again and 
again in class the students would teach the teachers. 
Every single instructor had this experience. . . . Lis- 
tening to students and responding to their thoughts 
also tells students that the teacher has respect for 
their minds and high expectations for them. Again, 
the self-fulfilling prophecy at work. Often the educa- 
tional implication of listening will be that the students 
are saying the way we are teaching, or what we are 
teaching, is all wrong. If we have confidence in the 
students, they may make us better teachers. Certainly 
the students this summer had that effect on their 
teachers. 

Sometimes this attitude — hardly a new one — yields 
interesting results. For instance, in a social studies unit on 
the city (preparatory to a five-day exchange of twenty- 
five Bowdoin Upward Bound students with twenty-five 
Boston College Upward Bound students ) , two professors 

Vocational observing was an important part of last 

summer's program. Students discussed their future 

careers with business and professional men of 

all walks of life, including the radiologist 

at Brunswick's Regional Memorial Hospital. 



were discussing the problems of city planning. After 
showing some photographs of Expo 67 one of them sug- 
gested that some of the students might like to plan or de- 
sign an ideal city. About a dozen responded. Some even 
used three-dimensional materials. 

In addition to accompanying students on many field 
trips, instructors invited groups of them to their homes, 
often went with them on activities quite removed from 
their own disciplines, frequently joined them for meals, 
regularly came to evening bull sessions, took them sailing, 
and talked with them "head on" outside of class. Last 
year some of the faculty managed to visit students in their 
homes and schools and helped arrange for three fall re- 
gional get-togethers. At the four-day midwinter meeting 
on the Bowdoin campus, many of the summer staff as 
well as the greater Bowdoin community opened their 
homes to the students. 

Concern for the total student has been shown in the 
extensive medical and dental work carried on in the pro- 
gram. Each student received a physical examination and 
an X-ray. With parental permission the program took 
care of emergency medical matters, arranged for about 
$2,000 worth of dental repair which was completed dur- 
ing the summer, and undertook $500 worth of eye exam- 
inations. Dr. Robert S. Stuart '44, who examined every 
student's teeth, volunteered to give a much needed lec- 
ture-demonstration on dental hygiene. 

The ten college-aged program assistants lived in the 
two fraternity houses, Delta Kappa Epsilon for boys and 
Theta Delta Chi for girls, with the students. They not 
only ran the co-curricular program and evening study 
hours, but also extended themselves constantly to the stu- 

David Wilkinson '67 





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UPWARD BOUND 



dents. These program assistants, five upperclassmen or re- 
cent graduates of Bowdoin and five young women from 
the University of Maine, served as "models" of scholar- 
ship students who had successfully made the transition to 
college. Most of them came from poverty backgrounds, 
and they spent much time listening to students and trying 
to guide them in personal problems. Several of these pro- 
gram assistants have already used their own gas to visit 
some of the Upward Bound students in their homes and 
schools. 

A third reason why we think Upward Bound is work- 
ing is that it seems to be providing a pervading purpose in 
the lives of its students. Our goal last summer was to 
teach each student to observe closely, to examine and 
evaluate — whether it be his physical and social environ- 
ment, his writing, his speech and art, or his individual 
personality and goals for the future. 

We decided to follow the mathematics, humanities, 
and reading development courses of the first summer with 
courses that would begin to look like college catalogue of- 
ferings. Social studies and marine biology were chosen 
partly because of experiences during the first summer 
(such as part of the group's investigating the Roxbury 
area of Boston and becoming very interested in twentieth- 
century social problems, and a large number of students 
showing interest in a co-curricular workshop called "liv- 
ing laboratory" ) which indicated that studies in ecology 
might enable us to teach ways of investigating that could 
be applied to many areas of serious scholarship, could of- 
ten be carried on in the students' communities after the 
summer, and could help counteract the instructor-behind- 
desk-imparting-knowledge-from-sacred-textbook idea of 
education. 

Students read, wrote, and discussed. They saw films 
and went on field trips, such as one to Bath, where they 
visited and spoke with informed people who could help 
them uncover facts on what happens to a one-industry 
town when it turns down urban renewal. 

Marine biology emphasized a close study of marine 
life on the Maine coast through a combination of class 
work, laboratory work, and field trips. The purpose of the 
course was to develop the students' powers of observation 
and to help them learn to believe what they saw. It in- 
cluded a basic grasp of descriptive biology and a primary 
experience in handling a variety of biological materials. 
One tall, tough basketball player from the Bedford-Stuy- 
vesant group remarked that what impressed him most 
about the course was "the beauty of the specimens we 
collected." A boy from Somerset County had a logistics 
problem at the close of the summer when he had to trans- 
port his aquarium of patiently acquired live specimens. 

During the summer the instructors tried to show that 
biology and social studies complement each other: that as 



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man lives as an animal in relation to nature, he also lives 
as a social animal in relation to other men; that the or- 
ganic interrelationship found in a tidal pool can be found 
in society, i.e., there is a parallel between urban renewal 
and the conservation of nature. 

The course in English composition was also intended 
to enlarge their range of awareness. Instead of basing 
their writing on the more customary readings in literature 
the students wrote about films. There were also three spe- 
cial sessions on vocabulary and semantics, partly in prep- 
aration for the College Entrance Examination Board 
Scholastic Aptitude Tests which the group took in July. 

In the basic course in psychology and guidance, the 
resident high school guidance counselors were assisted by 
administrative staff members, program assistants, and Al- 
fred H. Fuchs of the Bowdoin Department of Psychology. 
The course was a combination of descriptive psychology 
(particularly relating to adolescent personality), experi- 
mental psychology, role playing, interpersonal relation- 
ships, and post high school guidance. There were oppor- 
tunities for students to confer with a representative of the 
Youth Opportunity Center, who tested each student, and 
with the director of financial aid at the University of 
Maine. 

The co-curricular program in the creative arts had the 
same goal of developing critical powers of observation 
and analysis. Late one afternoon a boy who had been try- 
ing for some time to sketch a tree finally said, "I've got to 
go climb that darn tree before I can really know it." 

From all of this came an awareness of others best il- 
lustrated by the twice-a-week play program which the Up- 
ward Bound students organized for about two dozen chil- 
dren from Moodyville, a depressed area of Brunswick. 
One Upward Bound student chased after a child who had 
run away from the group which was busy painting, telling 
stories, and getting piggyback rides on the TD lawn. 
"That kid is just like I was," the student said on his re- 
turn with the child in tow. "I know just how he feels." 



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A Realistic Environment 



fourth reason for Bowdoin Upward Bound's success 
so far is that we did not try either summer to create an 
environment that would be impossible to square with the 
students' past experiences on the one hand or their anti- 
cipated future experiences on the other. While trying to 
show what we thought educational experiences should be 
like we did not separate the program so completely as to 
make it impossible for the students to operate successfully 
"back home." 

The staff eased the transition to and from the program 
in a number of ways. For example, during the first sum- 
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BOWDOIN COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART 




SELECTION 

Paintings, Drawings, Prints 

and Sculpture from the 

Museum Collections 
1813 - 1960 



ONE of the delightful tasks for a curator is 
choosing works for an exhibition like "Selec- 
tion," on display in the Walker Art Building 
until December 10. Drawn primarily from 
gifts and bequests made to the Museum from 1813 to 
1960, it is the first of two exhibitions planned to indicate 
the extent and quality of Bowdoin's collections in areas 
other than Colonial and Federal portraiture. Next year, 
a second, similar exhibition will be chosen from the 
Museum's acquisitions since 1960. Without the con- 
tinuing generosity and interest of donors during its 154- 
year history such exhibitions — and, indeed, a suitable 
place to house them — would be unthinkable. 

One of the eternal burdens of being a curator, however, 
is having to decide between works of equal quality and 
interest when there is only place for one. Organizing this 
exhibition was no exception, particularly in the area of 
Old Master drawings and American painting. It was with 
great regret that certain choices could not be included 
because of lack of space or for reasons of conservation. 
However, the viewer will find great variety: old favorites 
such as Cassatt's Mother and Child or the Breughel's 
Waltersburg are shown with rarely seen works such as 
the Renaissance Head of John the Baptist or John 
Ruskin's watercolor, The Old Mill. There will be some 
discoveries here for the visitor, as there were for me. 
Gustave Dore's marvelously evocative tiny watercolor, 
Witch Riding in a Storm, Jan van der Straet's witty Mode 
of Catching Snakes in Holland, or The Departure, a 
charming painting attributed to Julius Caeser Ibbetson, 
all repay close viewing. 

The following illustrations provide only a sampling of the 
more than seventy paintings, drawings, prints, and sculp- 
tures installed in the Boyd and Walker Galleries and the 
Print Room. At best, the illustrations can only supply a 
tantalizing idea of the content and variety of the exhibi- 
tion, and we hope that they will provide the stimulus for 
many to come and see for themselves. 

Richard V West 
Curator 



Cover: 

SEBASTIANO RICCI (1661-1734) 

Bathsheba 

Ink and sepia wash, 5!4 " x 5V& " 

Bequest of the Honorable lames Bowdoin III 



PEDRO ORRENTE (1570-1644) 

Tiie Lost Sheep Found 

Oil on canvas, 39" x 33" 

1957. 2 

Gift of John H. Halford '07 and Mrs. Halford 

The Spanish painter Pedro Orrente is said to have studied 
with El Greco in Toledo, but little of his influence can be 
found in this painting. Rather, The Lost Sheep Found reflects 
the artist's great admiration for the Venetian painters, Gior- 
gione, Titian, and the Bassani. This influence can be noted 
in the rich infusion of muted color and in the distant vista 
of tenebrous landscape and sunset glimpsed behind the 
figures. The parable of the Good Shepherd is treated in 
contemporary dress, the characters conceived as simple 
peasants rather than idealized heros, much as in the works 
of Orrente's compatriot, Ribera. 




MARY CASSATT (1845-1926) 

Mother and Child 

Pastel on paper, 28" x 21" 

Signed, lower left: "Mary Cassatt" 

1953.42 

Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth in memory of 

Dr. Murray S. Danforth '01 

The theme of young mothers with their children was a favo- 
rite one for the artist, and she explored the theme in draw- 
ings and etchings throughout her career. She began her art 
studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, but, 
dissatisfied, soon left to study in Paris at the studios of Degas 
and Chaplin in an age when genteel young ladies were not 
supposed to be interested in making a career in art. She began 
to exhibit with the Impressionists and her name became 
associated with them, although she did not completely sub- 
scribe to their methods. Naturally independent, she adapted 
their idiom to her own uses, and following Degas's example, 
developed a draughtsmanship of high order capable of cap- 
turing mood and pose spontaneously. 



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AMERICAN, 19TH CENTURY 

Portrait of Charles S. Nash, ca. 1857 

Oil on cloth, 29"x25 1 / 2 " 

1956. 15 

Gift of Charles F. Adams '12 in 

memory of Professor Henry Johnson 

The tradition of the "paynter-stayner" and the journeyman 
limner is an honorable one in the history of American art, 
extending from the earliest years of colonial settlement to 
the 1860's when it gradually faded away under the growing 
popularity of the daguerreotype portrait. The tradition still 
exists, however, as can be seen in the works of such later 
artists as John Kane and Horace Pippin. 

Charles S. Nash was born in 1855, the son of John Sum- 
ner and Mary Ann Nash of Auburn. The portrait was prob- 
ably painted by an itinerant painter around 1857, the year of 
the child's death. The little boy is stiffly posed in the center 
of the picture, framed on either side by bare trees. The artist 
was skilled; much of the charm of the portrait derives from 
the contrast between the boldly decorated flat areas of the 
clothes and the delicate, tender treatment of face and hair. 

Facing page: 

ATTRIBUTED TO GIOVANNI BAZZANI (1690-1769) 

Peter Delivered from Prison by an Angel 

Oil on canvas, 58" x 44" 

1813.22 

Bequest of the Honorable James Bowdoin III 

The miraculous event of the deliverance of St. Peter from 
his bonds is treated here in shimmering light and air by a 
virtuoso artist. Peter and the Angel seem weightless and 
hover suspended on the canvas. This painting was recently 
attributed to Giuseppe Bazzani by the late distinguished art 
historian, Walter Friedlaender. Bazzani was born and worked 
in Mantua, somewhat out of the mainstream of that period. 
He took' the tradition of seventeenth century Venetian 
Baroque painting and turned it into a lighter, more elegant 
and graceful style, influencing in his turn the course of Aus- 
trian Baroque and Rococo painting. 



MILANESE, 15TH CENTURY 

Head of John the Baptist 

Alabaster, H. 9" 

1906. 3 

Gift of Edward Perry Warren H'26 





WILLIAM J. GLACKENS (1870-1938) 

Captain's Pier 

Oil on canvas, 25" x 30" 

Signed, lower right: "W Glackens" 

1957. 127 

Gift of Stephen Etnier 

Glackens began his career as a newspaper artist-reporter, 
which he gradually abandoned in favor of painting. With his 
close friends, John Sloan, Robert Henri, George Luks, and 
Everett Shinn, the artist was part of a group called "The 
Eight" which turned away from the pale aesthetics of turn- 
of-the-century academic taste. They felt that the Third 
Avenue Elevated and the bustle of city streets were as appro- 
priate subjects to paint as sylvan glades and startled fawns, 
and their first exhibition in February 1908 was an important 
turning point in American painting. Glackens, however, was 
no revolutionary. Captain's Pier, for example, although cap- 
turing an everyday scene, is not a social document. Rather, 
it is the color, the gaiety of a promenade in summer that 
the artist is interested in capturing. 




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MARSDEN HARTLEY (1877-1943) 

Maine Coast at Vinalhaven 

Oil on board, 22 l A " x 28 Va, " 

Signed, lower right, "MH" 

1950. 8 

Gift of Mrs. Charles Philip Kuntz 

Marsden Hartley's life and art were closely bound up with 
Maine. Born in Lewiston, Hartley became engrossed in the 
new currents affecting art in the early years of this century, 
exploring the new vistas first opened by Cubism and then by 
Expressionism. Hartley traveled extensively through America 
and Europe, writing poetry as well as painting, seeking to 
hammer out a personal style of his own. Returning to Maine 
in the 1930's Hartley found in the coastal scenery and fisher- 
man's way of life the proper subject matter to inspire the 
powerful and stark paintings of his last years, of which 
Maine Coast at Vinalhaven is an excellent example. Here, 
the inescapable aspects of the coastline — the rocks, the sea, 
the darkening range of pines across a cove — are firmly fixed 
by heavy expressive brushstrokes into an unchanging evoca- 
tive composition. 




LOUIS MICHEL EILSHEMIUS (1864-1941) 

The Bather (Green and Gold) 

Oil on board, 16%"x22" 

Signed, lower left: "Eilshemius" 

1946. 56 

Gift of James N. Rosenberg 

A romantic and idealist, Eilshemius stood apart from the 
various currents and counter-currents that affected many 
artists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 
A student of Kenyon Cox (the painter of the Venice mural 
in the Walker Art Building), he began exhibiting in the late 
1880's, but his lyrical, naive style was not recognized until 
the significant heritage of American "primitive" art was dis- 
covered in the first decades of this century. Unlike the 
matter-of-fact, descriptive painting of the often anonymous 
journeyman painter, Eilshemius's painting was a perplexing 
mixture of sophisticate and mystic which combined love of 
color and overtones of mystery. His personal style is unmis- 
takable, but did not undergo any distinct development so 
that dating a particular painting by style alone is often 
difficult. Documentary evidence, however, indicates The 
Bather was painted before 1936. 



Overleaf: 

ATTRIBUTED TO JEAN-BAPTISTE van LOO 

(1684-1745) 
The Children of Louis XV, ca. 1735 
Oil on canvas, 60" x 48" 
1960.21 
Bequest of Bernard Samuels 

Jean-Baptiste van Loo was a member of a prolific family of 
French artists who migrated from Flanders in the late 
seventeenth century. They soon gained Royal protection and 
patronage, turning out many portraits of the Royal Family 
and Court favorites, while others of the family became 
Court painters in Italy and Germany. In the light of modern 
research, it now seems likely that our portrait is a replica 
of a state portrait intended to be sent to another European 
Court, possibly by Jean-Baptiste's brother, Charles Andre 
van Loo (1705-1765), or his son, Louis Michel (1707- 
1771). 

Five of Louis XV's seven children are shown, with the 
Dauphin in the center holding the Order of the Golden 
Fleece. Since the Dauphin was born in 1729, the picture 
would seem to have been painted about 1735. The Royal 
children seem hardly more than puppets — as befitted an 
"official" portrait — but the artist lavished great care on the 
treatment of regal robes and paraphernalia delighting in the 
various textures of fur, brocade, and silk. 




(Continued from page 18) 
mer students were invited to select, cafeteria style, any 
(or none) of the co-curricular offerings which were simi- 
lar to activities at a regular high school. Even where fa- 
cilities and staff were readily available, activities such as 
tennis or techniques such as film-making, which would be 
very difficult to continue at home, were purposely 
avoided. To balance the somewhat intellectual pursuits, 
workshops in dressmaking and baking were offered. This 
past summer an automotive workshop at a local garage 
was set up. Although these activities never usurped the 
central purpose of the program, it is important to note 
that they were there for those who needed the reassurance 
of the familiar or needed the nonverbal or practical to 
balance their new, sometimes sophisticated experiences. 

Often work in the follow-up has served to reinforce 
the student in specific school assignments via such things 
as acquiring on-the-spot tutoring in extreme cases, offer- 
ing assistance with obtaining source materials for assigned 
papers, etc. One frequent request during the academic fol- 
low-up following the first summer was help in giving oral 
reports; thus, speech was introduced as a co-curricular ac- 
tivity last summer. 

Also this past summer, after completing a survey of 
their high school principals, Upward Bound students were 
invited to elect one subject for regular tutoring. In some 
cases it was a subject in which a student wished to make 
up a failing grade or improve a weak one. In others, 
where allowed by the student's school, the work was in 
anticipation of a senior-year course. 

Vocational observing was another part of the summer 
program. With the aid of Brunswick area citizens, largely 
organized through the Rotary Club, students were able to 
explore a range of opportunities: newspaper reporting 
and printing, department store merchandising, real estate 
and insurance sales, hospital administration, banking and 
accounting, legal and medical secretarial work, engineer- 
ing, and law, to name only a few. Three boys at different 
times accompanied local policemen on night duties. A girl 
returned several times to a veterinarian's office. Several 
students who had seen pilots and stewardesses only on 
television were flown to Boston to talk with people in the 
Northeast Airlines pilot training program and stewardess 
school. 

Another way in which Upward Bound attempted to 
tie in with the students' present and future lives was by 
having the students live cooperatively in the two fraternity 
houses. They all had to share in the chores and work out 
a suitable design for living. 

The final reason for our faith in Upward Bound has 
already been referred to but nonetheless merits reempha- 
sis: the program is year-round. 

In addition to contacts with staff guidance personnel, 
each student will be visited by us about four times during 



By DORIS C. DAVIS 

the 1967-68 school year. We will keep in touch in other 
ways as well. Each application for some form of higher 
education, for example, will come to our office and will be 
forwarded with a four-page Bowdoin Upward Bound rec- 
ommendation form and a letter requesting that applica- 
tion fees be waived. 

For most of our students this year is the jumping-off 
place, either "up" into training for something else or 
"down" into the old cycle of poverty. Much of what we 
have been doing will be publicly measured by this year's 
efforts. There remain many struggles — sometimes with re- 
luctant parents, sometimes with unconvinced principals 
and teachers, sometimes with rigid admissions officers, 
sometimes with financial aid committees. 



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Bridge Program Needed 



r e need a "bridge program" next summer, particu- 
larly for students going on to four-year institutions, and 
we need a new program to keep the process going. We 
may well include in our proposal to the OEO a plan to 
incorporate the two at some points by using outstanding 
students with two years of Bowdoin Upward Bound ex- 
perience as program assistants and tutors. 

So much for the sixty-two students affected by Bow- 
doin Upward Bound. The impact of the program on edu- 
cation or on the state in general is, of course, infinitely 
more difficult to assess. Let it be said, however, even to 
those who have lived within the College's gates, that, as 
one principal in a small school remarked, "When someone 
down at Bowdoin speaks, the State of Maine listens." 

When some of our own children started school for the 
first time this fall, more than a million disadvantaged pu- 
pils walked through the school doors with them. Neither 
Bowdoin nor the individual "advantaged" adults which 
compose it can quietly lament their all too predictable fu- 
tures. Bowdoin College, through programs like Upward 
Bound, has extended itself beyond its oasis of pines, 
lawns, and ivy in Brunswick into the fabric of the state. 
It has purchased shares in a tremendous resource, the 
neglected but potentially talented student. 

Doris C. Davis is a graduate of Duke University. She 
took an M.A. at the Breadloaf School of Middlebury 
College and studied at the University of Nottingham, 
England, on a grant from the Institute of International 
Education. Before joining the Bowdoin Upward Bound 
staff as assistant director in 1966, she was in charge of 
student teaching in Yale's M.A. program and taught 
history and English at Friends Academy, Locust Valley, 
N. Y. She was named director of Bowdoin Upward Bound 
in July 1967. 



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Letters 



End of an Era 

Sirs: I buy much of what Professor 
Sheats had to say in his Chapel talk of 
May 17 ["End of an Era," Summer Alum- 
nus], but I hope I misunderstood his two 
references to "moral values." In both in- 
stances he combined moral with spiritual 
values and this may be where I got off the 
track. 

I would hate to think that there are no 
longer any moral values to be found on 
the Bowdoin campus. I quote: "If a stu- 
dent expects to find any moral or spiritu- 
al values here, he will have to bring them 
with him. . . ." 

Incoming students certainly might not 
look for moral values at Bowdoin, but the 
College would deserve to crumble into 
dust if moral values were to disappear 
from the campus. 

Bowdoin's educational policy once in- 
cluded the idea that professors taught by 
example as well as by precept. Has this, 
too, been eliminated? Will Sam Kamer- 
ling be the last Bowdoin professor to be 
honored for having "won the respect and 
trust of the entire college community?" 

A. H. Fenton '31 
Orlando, Fla. 

Sirs: The new Alumnus certainly de- 
serves its recent Time-Life award. The 
summer issue's articles on Vietnam were 
interesting, and the articles on the Negro 
and India were good enough to use in 
class, if you'll pardon a high school teach- 
er's quaint criterion. But Professor Sheats's 
last chapel talk ["End of an Era"] was 
the clearest and the most forceful state- 
ment of the religious situation that I have 
seen. I have been taking it with me wher- 
ever I go. Such a sensible interpretation 
has been needed for a long time, and 
young and old are indebted to Professor 
Sheats for his perception. 

F. Allan MacDonald '54 

Scituate, Mass. 

Summer Issue 

Sirs: The magazine interests me greatly. 
I read the summer issue from cover to 
cover. "Two Views on Vietnam" was of 
special note — stimulating and representa- 
tive of differing reactions to the Vietnam 
war. . . . The article, "Negro Poverty and 
Negro Politics," renewed my determina- 
tion to buy the book. . . . 

Dorothy D. Marsh H'64 
Washington, D.C. 

May Issue 

Sirs: There is certainly nothing wrong 
with an organization that is willing to sub- 
mit itself to critical examination as wit- 
nessed in the May issue of the Alumnus 
which I have been rereading. The temper- 
ate but penetrating article by Richard A. 
Wiley '49, "Prescription for the Liberal 
Arts College," and the article, "Fraterni- 
ties Must Go," written by a triumvirate 
well qualified to express the best contem- 
porary appraisal, should be read by every 
interested alumnus. 



I was struck by the imaginative but feasi- 
ble suggestions concerning the revamped 
use of the fraternity houses but especially 
by the suggestion that three student com- 
munity centers be built. 

In my day you spent the next four years 
with what the authors call a "peer group" 
after being pledged within days or hours 
of arrival. I have learned at subsequent col- 
lege reunions that some of the most in- 
teresting members of the class were men 
I knew very slightly. In a freer system I 
would have been closer friends with them 
in college. 

"Life with Uncle" is also absorbing read- 
ing. I hark back to an era when I pro- 
tested Bowdoin's refusal to accept the 
benefits of the National Youth Adminis- 
tration at a time when Harvard was ac- 
cepting benefits for its students, back in 
the 1930's. 

This decision, I believe, was arrived at 
by the Governing Boards whose conserva- 
tism has been perhaps influenced by the 
environment of the State of Maine. 

Earl F. Cook '26 
Marblehead, Mass. 



Alumni Clubs 



BOSTON 

John Sears, unsuccessful candidate for 
mayor of Boston in the primary election, 
spoke at a lunch meeting of the club at 
Nick's Restaurant on Oct. 19. Fifty-five 
alumni attended, according to Secretary 
Dave McGoldrick '53. 

Last May, Richard A. Wiley '49 pre- 
sented on behalf of the club and College 
a leather-bound edition of the works of 
Longfellow to Charles K. Cummings, who 
was retiring after 25 years as director of 
guidance and college counseling at Weston 
High School. The award was given in rec- 
ognition of the fine work he had done in 
advising students. Fittingly, it was given 
to Mr. Cummings the same year that Wes- 
ton High School received the Abraxas 
Cup, awarded annually by the College to 



Alumni club officers responsible for 
arranging programs are reminded that 
Environment for Learning, a 20- 
minute, 16-mm. black-and-white film 
produced by the office of news ser- 
vices and narrated by Herbert Ross 
Brown H'63, is available on a first- 
come, first-served basis from Alumni 
Secretary Glenn K. Richards '60. 

Those interested should specify 
whether they wish the copy with op- 
tical sound or the one with magnetic 
sound. 

The College will mail the film to 
the club postage paid, and the club 
will be expected to pay the postage for 
shipment immediately after the show- 
ing to an address which will be speci- 
fied. The club is expected to supply 
its own operator, projector, sound 
system, and screen. It is advisable to 
list an alternate date when making 
requests. 



the high school having a minimum of 
three members obtaining the highest scho- 
lastic average in the freshman class. 



BRUNSWICK 

Nearly 50 subfreshmen attended a program 
sponsored for them at the College on Nov. 
9. They received a guided tour of the 
campus and then met at the Alumni House 
with 20 alumni, ten faculty members, and 
six undergraduates to discuss Bowdoin's 
educational offering. 



CINCINNATI 

Acting President Athern P. Daggett '25 
and Alumni Secretary Glenn K. Richards 
'60 were the speakers at a meeting of the 
club at the Terrace Hilton Hotel on Sept. 
6. Four alumni attended, according to 
Convenor C. Nicholas Revelos '60. 



LONG ISLAND 

Herbert Ross Brown H'63, professor of 
English and Edward Little professor of 
rhetoric and oratory, spoke on the state 
of the College at the first dinner-dance 
meeting ever sponsored by the club, on 
May 5. Retiring Alumni Council represen- 
tative John H. Craig '41 presented on be- 
half of the club a gift to retiring President 
Daniel L. Dayton Jr. '49. The following 
were elected officers for 1967-68: William 
H. Barney Jr. '43, president; James M. 
Fawcett III '58, vice president; Thomas W. 
Howard Jr. '39, secretary -treasurer; John 
Papacosma '58, prospective students com- 
mittee chairman; and Dayton, Alumni 
Council representative. Nearly 40, includ- 
ing wives, attended. 



MINNESOTA 

The club's second annual lobster feed was 
at Tom and Marcia Fairfield's home on 
Aug. 3 1 . According to a report from Presi- 
dent Barney Barton '50, the following 
alumni attended: Nat Cobb '26, John 
Charlton '44, Jim Clay '50, Tom Dwight 
'54, Tom Fairfield '53, Dave Lavender '55, 
Kim Mason '58, Gordon Page '58, Jim 
Scholefield '32, and Barney. Special guests 
were their wives, Jeff Reichel '70 and his 
parents, Gary Briggs '71, and Jim Block '71 
and his parents. 



PORTLAND 

Director of Athletics Daniel Stuckey and 
Coach of Football Peter Kostacopoulos 
spoke at a meeting of the club at the 
Westcustogo Inn, Yarmouth, on Oct. 25. 
Fifty-one alumni, one Bowdoin father, and 
eight school officials attended the dinner 
meeting. At the club's monthly lunch 
meeting at the Eastland Motor Hotel, Port- 
land, on Nov. 1, Assistant Professor of 
Classics John W. Ambrose spoke. 



NEW YORK 

Alumni living or working in the metro- 
politan area are reminded that they may 
join the Williams Club as special resident 
members. The club offers excellent lunch 



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A bit of Maine came to California on 

Sept. 17 when the Bowdoin Club of Southern 

California had its second annual lobster boil 

in Malibu. Pictured above is Frank Noyes '17 

enjoying one of Maine's finest, which were 

airlifted across the nation. At right are 

(l.-r.) Bill Dougherty '46, Shelia Dowst, Hank 

Dowst '54, and Phil Weiner '55, chairman of 

the event. In the bottom photograph are 

John Bamford '41 on the left end of the table, 

and Wellington Bamford '16 on the right end. 

Among those in the background are Dave Smith '46, 

Marty Levine '53, and Al Kazutoff '31. 

Photographs courtesy of Marv Kaitz '54, club 

president. 





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and dinner facilities, a comfortable tap 
room, library, meeting rooms, and guest 
rooms at a convenient midtown location, 
24 East 39th St. Anyone interested in join- 
ing should get in touch with Dick Burns 
'58, 25 West 43rd St., New York, N.Y. 

Don't forget the 99th annual meeting 
on Feb. 2 at the Princeton Club. 

More than 150 alumni and their wives 
attended the party following the Williams- 
Bowdoin game on Oct. 21. 



RHODE ISLAND 

Senior Class President Donald C. Ferro 
and Alumni Secretary Glenn K. Richards 
'60 spoke at a dinner meeting of the club 
at the University Club in Providence on 
Oct. 20. Sixteen alumni, 14 wives, and one 
school official attended. The Bowdoin Col- 
lege film, Environment for Learning, was 
shown. 



WORCESTER 

Samuel W. Elliot '61, assistant director of 
admissions, spoke at a meeting of the club 
at the Coach and Six Restaurant on Nov. 
1. Nine alumni and three wives attended, 
according to Scott Sargent '55, the club's 
secretary-treasurer. 



WESTERN MAINE 

Alumni Secretary Glenn K. Richards '60 
spoke and showed the movie about the 
College, Environment for Learning, at a 
meeting on Nov. 9. More than 20 alumni 
gathered for the dinner meeting at the 
Madison Hotel in Rumford. The following 
were elected officers for 1967-68: Philip 
M. Schwind '23, president; John M. Chris- 
tie '59, vice president; the Rev. Lawrence 
D. Clark Jr. '51, secretary-treasurer; and 
Luther G. Whittier '13, Alumni Council 
representative. 



Class News 



'98 



Governor Baxter was unable to attend 
ceremonies in August at which three gate- 
houses at Baxter State Park were opened, 
but Forest Commissioner Austin H. Wil- 
kins read a statement by him. In it Gov- 
ernor Baxter said: "You all must know 
how much I regret not being here with 
you today. I would like to tell you some- 
tiling of my life's work in the northern 
forest of our state. 

"In 1903 I first saw Katahdin while on 
a fishing trip with my late father. We came 
to Kidney Pond by railroad, tote board, 
and on foot. It was an interesting experi- 
ence. Commissioner Stevens (Maine High- 
way Commission) had not put his magic 
touch on the rock and mud of that region. 

"I was warned by advisers that land 
owners would not sell. Undiscouraged, I 
first went to the most important of them 
all, the Great Northern Paper Co. At first 



this company hesitated, but my cause was 
good and the officials sensed the spirit of 
my project. This company and other large 
land owners sold me various areas which 
with other purchases totalled 202,000 
acres. 

"[From] 1931 to 1965 I donated all 
this purchased land to the State of Maine 
and now wish to make proper acknowledg- 
ment to that company and to those other 
owners who showed their fine public spirit 
in selling to me. Without their cooperation 
this area could never have been purchased. 

"You are here today to see the three 
gatehouses and the 3.06 miles of road 
which I have donated to the state. I have 
confidence that the State of Maine will 
honor its commitment to keep this land 
in trust in its natural wild state. . . . 

"These gates will be used in the years 
ahead to protect the park from exploita- 
tion. My particular concern is that this area 
will never be used in any way to violate 
this trust I have established. These restric- 
tions will go far to protect it. 

"To emphasize the spirit of the Park I 
suggest the following few lines which 
came to me while walking the trails of 
this vast wilderness: 'Man is born to die, 
his works are shortlived — buildings crum- 
ble, monuments decay, wealth vanishes — 
but Katahdin in all its glory forever shall 
remain the Mountain of the People of 
Maine.' " 



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George Wheeler wrote last spring: "At 
88 years I have less pep than I had several 
years ago when I had no pep. Just con- 
sider myself fortunate to be getting about 
comfortably." George's address is Apt. D 
66 A, Pomona, Calif. 



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The Samuel Danas wrote from Ann Ar- 
bor in September that they had just re- 
turned from a month's trip to Alaska. 
"Among other interesting experiences, we 
spent two days in Fairbanks at the height 
of the flood." 

Fred Putnam received an honorary de- 
gree from Ricker College in June. Earlier 
in the year the Houlton Chamber of Com- 
merce named him Man of the Year. 



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Archibald T. Shorey 
Bridgton 04009 



Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Class Secretary Arch Shorey, 
whose wife, Mrs. Anna Snow Shorey, died 
on July 4. 



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John \V. Leydon 
Apartment L-2 
922 Montgomery Avenue 
Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 



A new dormitory at Hebron Academy, 
Halford Hall, has been named in honor 
of Mr. and Mrs. John Halford. It was 
dedicated on June 3. 

Bob Johnson, son of Mrs. Henry John- 



son, was elected a director of the Adver- 
tising Club of Greater Boston. Bob is a 
vice president of Quinn & Johnson Adver- 
tising Inc., Boston. 

Leon Mincher and Thomas Winchell 
have the habit of taking "world tours" 
each year. Leon wrote that he visited this 
summer Scotland, Norway, Sweden, and 
Finland, and intended to visit Germany 
and Denmark. 

Wilbert Snow was the principal speaker 
at the 28th annual commencement of 
Housatonic Valley Regional High School 
in Connecticut on June 23. 



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Sturgis Leavitt 

Box 1169 

Chapel Hill, N. C. 



27514 



Class Secretary Sturgis Leavitt wrote 
from Madrid in July: ". . . have been 
here now for a little over a week . . . 
talking with people about the problems of 
the world. Usually we settle them all. It 
is very hot and as a professor I feel that 
I should wear a coat, but most of the 
people don't. All kinds of costumes are 
visible." 

Members of 1908 extend their sympathy 
to Mrs. Carl Robinson, whose daughter, 
Martha, and son-in-law, Dr. William C. 
Burrage, drowned following a boating ac- 
cident off Bailey Island on July 30. 



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E. Curtis Matthews 
59 Pearl Street 
Mystic, Conn. 06355 



Frank Evans sent us a postcard with a 
view from the Gaular hairpin bends on 
Balestran Road in Norway and wrote: 
"The road drops 2,400 feet in an amazing 
series of true hairpin turns (18 in all) plus 
scores of lesser ones. We came over four 
mountain passes, about 2,000 feet high. 
The hundreds of waterfalls we passed are 
especially full this year as there is still 
much snow in mountains." 

The Rev. Alfred Stone, who continues 
to be minister of Prospect Hill Congrega- 
tional Church, Somerville, Mass., read one 
of his poems at the annual meeting of The 
Emerson Society. The poem will appear in 
a future issue of The Emerson Society 
Quarterly. 




Alumni Fund Chairman Lew Vafiades '42 (left) 
awarded the Alumni Fund Cup to 1910 Class 
Agent John Crosby at a meeting of the Alumni 
Council and class agents in November. The cup 
went to 1910 for having led all classes in the 
1966-67 Fund with a performance score of 422.50. 



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HE SAILED WITH PEARY 

One of the many tributes paid to Rear Admiral Donald B. MacMillan '98 
when the Boston Museum of Science announced that he would receive 
the 1967 Washburn Award was the following editorial in the Aug. 23, 
1967, edition of the Boston Herald Traveler: 

Who can remember the names of all of America's astronauts? Or 
how many space shots there have been? Or when the first took place? 
Time passes swiftly, science advances so rapidly, one is hard-pressed to 
keep up. 

It is good for one's perspective to be reminded that a member of 
Admiral Robert E. Peary's North Pole expedition of 1908-1909 is still 
alive. He is retired Rear Admiral Donald B. MacMillan, and he will be 
honored Thursday by Boston's Museum of Science, as 1967 recipient of 
the Washburn Award. 

He is not being saluted, of course, simply because he is 93 years 
old and the last link with an exciting era of American exploration. The 
Washburn Award goes to "an individual . . . who has made an out- 
standing contribution toward public understanding of science, apprecia- 
tion of its fascination and the vital role it plays in all our lives." Admiral 
MacMillan has done that. Peary's expedition was only the first of 18 
trips he made to the Arctic. Once he spent four years there. His contribu- 
tions to scientific knowledge were significant, as was his help in improv- 
ing the health and living conditions of Eskimos. A score of books and 
articles came from his pen. Massachusetts has a special claim on Admiral 
MacMillan, because he was born in Provincetown and lives there now. 

We are glad that Admiral MacMillan is still around, and that the 
Science Museum is honoring him. We need to remember that adventure 
and discovery are not limited to our time, and that the accomplishments 
of men like MacMillan are inspiration for those who venture into the 
unknown today. 
Copyright © 1967 The Boston Herald-Traveler Corp. Reprinted with permission. 



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William A. MacCormick 
114 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 04538 



to education. The award was conferred by 
the board of managers for the Dictionary 
of International Biography, which has its 
headquarters in London. 



Walter Greenleaf left on Sept. 7 for the 
South Seas. 

Bill MacCormick was the commence- 
ment speaker at the Boothbay Region High 
School this year. 

Arnett Mitchell's son, Dr. John A. 
Mitchell, was initiated as a fellow of the 
American College of Surgeons at " the 
group's annual meeting in Chicago this 
fall. John is an assistant professor of sur- 
gery at the University of Southern Califor- 
nia in Los Angeles and chief of surgery at 
the South Central Multipurpose Health 
Services Center. 

Nifty Purington is our new class agent. 
Let's do the same good job that we did for 
Herb. Nifty was the author of an article, 
"Mathematics 10," in a recent issue of the 
I.E.E.E. Spectrum. 

Dr. Burleigh Cushing Rodick has been 
appointed a member of the Supreme 
Council for the newly established Malta 
House at Dumont, N.J. This organization 
is affiliated with the Sovereign Order of 
Saint John of Jerusalem-Knights of Malta. 
Dr. Rodick has also been awarded a Cer- 
tificate of Merit for distinguished service 



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Luther G. Whittier 
R.F.D. 2 
Farmington 04938 



James Norton has presented to the 
Phillips (Me.) Historical Society copies of 
nine deeds verifying the sale in 1794 of 
five tracts of land by the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts to William Phillips Jr. 
for whom Phillips is named. Jim is an 
honorary member of the Society's board 
of directors. 



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Alfred E. Gray 
Francestown, N. H. 03043 



Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Lew Brown, whose sister, 
Mrs. Roland B. Moore, died in October. 

Acting President Athern P. Daggett '25 
invited Samuel Chase to represent Bow- 
doin at the inauguration of President Jagow 
at Hiram College on Oct. 6. 

The class secretary is happy to report 



the birth of a granddaughter, Joan Caro- 
line Gray, in New Haven on July 9. 

Percy and Eleanor Mitchell had a won- 
derful trip to the Canadian Rockies in July 
to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their 
marriage. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Edward Snow, whose sister, 
Mrs. Anna Snow Shorey, the wife of Ar- 
chibald Shorey '05, died on July 4. 

Members of 1914 will regret to learn of 
the death on May 10 of Mrs. Alfaretta G. 
Stetson of Lake wood, N.Y., the widow of 
Leslie Stetson. 



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Harold E. Verrill 
Ocean House Road 
Cape Elizabeth 04107 



George Bacon celebrated his 75th birth- 
day on July 1 1 . When he wrote in August, 
he said that he was enjoying good health 
and had been in New Hampshire on vaca- 
tion during July. 



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Edward C. Hawes 
180 High Street 
Portland 04101 



Mrs. Adriel Bird was elected president 
of the New England Baptist Hospital 
League this summer. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ora Evans celebrated their 
golden wedding anniversary on July 12. 
About 70 friends attended the celebra- 
tion, which was in Dover-Foxcroft. 

Bob Little wrote: "Lib and I have moved 
here (715 West Chestnut Ave., Lompoc, 
Calif. 93436) from San Diego in order 
to be near part of our family. Palmer has 
been here for years and now the Grahams 
have been transferred by Aerospace Corp. 
to Vandenburg. They will live in Santa 
Maria, which is only a few miles away. 

"As you may know, this valley is prob- 
ably the best place in the world to raise 
flower seeds. At present it is gorgeous with 
color. Lib joins me in best regards to all 
members of the Class." 



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Noel C. Little 
60 Federal Street 
Brunswick 04011 



Eddie Blanchard reports that Carl Kueb- 
ler and Marcus Sutcliffe bumped into each 
other unexpectedly at the Eastland Hotel 
this summer and had a reunion over a 
couple of drinks. 

Jim Oliver's son, Lt. Col. James S. 
Oliver, has been decorated by Governor 
Curtis for devising new pacification meth- 
ods in Vietnam. 



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Lloyd O. Coulter 
Nottingham Square Road 
Epping, N. H. 03042 



Arch Dean represented Bowdoin at the 
dedication of the Health Science Building 
of D'Youville College, Buffalo, on July 11. 

Acting President Athern P. Daggett '25 
invited Shirley Gray to represent the Col- 
lege at the inauguration of Milton Bruce 
Byrd as president of Chicago State College 
on Sept. 29. 

This summer, on the occasion of their 
golden wedding anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. 
Oscar Hamlin were honored by the citizens 



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of Milo for 50 years of service to the 
community. 

Dr. Paul Young was honored for his 
contributions to the development of psy- 
chology by the American Psychological 
Association at its 75th anniversary cere- 
monial session in Washington, D.C. on 
Sept. 3. 

He and his brother, the late Dr. John 
G. Young '21, last year established a 
scholarship fund at Bowdoin to aid stu- 
dents from Texas. 



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Donald S. Hiooins 
78 Royal Road 
Bangor 04401 



Roy and Mathilda Foulke enjoyed last 
winter in Key West, where Roy had a rest 
from his many responsibilities, which 
haven't lessened appreciably since his re- 
tirement as vice president of Dun & Brad- 
street. He wrote: "Who said the life of 
the retired is one of leisure?" In addition 
to being president of the Bowdoin Board 
of Overseers, he is a trustee of Hebron 
Academy and was recently elected chair- 
man of the board of trustees of the Amer- 
ican Institute for Economic Research. 
Roy and Mathilda planned to spend the 
summer in Denmark. 

John Gardner wrote recently: "Spent 
three months this spring in Saigon as a 
member of an AID team studying the 
electric utility situation there and plan- 
ning for the takeover of a French-owned 
company there by the Vietnamese." 

Don Higgins has written: "Marian and 
I hear frequently from Bob and Christina 
Haynes in Cambridge. Christina fashions 
lovely little gifts by hand for her friends. 
This keeps her occupied in her spare 
time." Don was the winner of the J. Put- 
nam Stevens Award of the Maine Associa- 
tion of Life Insurance Underwriters this 
summer. 

More than 200 friends gathered in June 
to honor Chester Nelson for the 46 years 
he spent as an educator-administrator in 
the Windham, Conn., public school system. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Andy Rollins, whose older 
daughter, Nancy, died earlier this year. 

Don Tebbets and his wife have built a 
home in Bethel. 



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Louis B. Dennett 
Chebeague Island 04017 



Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Raymond Asnault, whose 
wife, Winifred, died on June 30. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Edward Berman, whose 
brother, Benjamin Berman, died on Aug. 7. 

Keith Coombs, Portland district manag- 
er of the Social Security Administration, 
reared recently after 27 years' service. He's 
become a full-time gardener, tending his 
flowers and shrubbery, and the vegetables 
that grow on a hillside behind his home. 

Mort Crossman is keeping busy out in 
Sacramento. He is director of SIR (Sons 
in Retirement). Last year he served as pro- 
gram chairman and this year is also the 
official pianist and bridge chairman. He 
still finds time for golf and trips to Hawaii 
and the Caribbean. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Allan Davis, whose mother, 





Rooms in the New Gymnasium have been named for three men who wrote some of the brightest 
pages in Bowdoin's athletic history. Present for the dedication exercises on Alumni Day, 
Oct. 28, were (left-right) Mai Morrell '24, retired director of athletics, in whose honor 
an office was dedicated; Jack Magee, retired director of track and field athletics, in whose 
honor a training room was named; and Mrs. Henry J. Colbath ('10), whose late husband, an 
outstanding athlete, was honored with the dedication of a multipurpose room in his memory. 



Mrs. Maude Littlefield Davis, died in 
August. 

Fred Kileski wrote in May: "Hope you 
are all good as we are good too. We have 
had a very cold and wet spring and flowers 
and trees are in bloom. I walk and read 
and write pretty well. Best regards." 

Edgar Taylor, headmaster of Taylor 
School, was the principal speaker at com- 
mencement exercises at Afton Central 
School last June. 



sympathy to David Berman, whose broth- 
er, Benjamin Berman, died on Aug. 7. 

In July Steve Palmer wrote, "Expect to 
be in Europe most of next year, starting 
in September, when we place our 14-year- 
old son in a Swiss school near Geneva." 



'24; 



F. Erwin Cousins 
7 Rosedale Street 
Portland 04103 



'21 



Hugh Nixon 

12 Damon Avenue 

Melrose, Mass. 02176 



Dr. Charles Bouffard has moved his of- 
fice to 347 Main St. in Gorham. 



Harold Skelton is honorary board chair- 
man of the First Manufacturers National 
Bank of Lewiston and Auburn. His suc- 
cessor as board chairman is Stephen Traf- 
ton '28. 

The class secretary would like much 
more news about classmates. Do write! 



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William H. Gulliver Jr. 
30 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 



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Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Avenue 
Brunswick 04011 



Hugh McCurdy, Wesleyan's director of 
athletics, has retired from his duties as 
swimming coach after 45 years. 

Acting President Athern P. Daggett '25 
invited Jack Pickard to represent the Col- 
lege at the inauguration of John R. Cole- 
man as president of Haverford College on 
Oct. 28. 

Maynard Young's daughter, Saraleigh, 
and George W. Hill married on July 1. 
They are living in Augusta. Saraleigh is a 
home economics teacher in Winthrop. Her 
husband is employed by the State High- 
way Department. 



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Philip S. Wilder 
12 Sparwell Lane 
Brunswick 04011 



Classmates and friends extend their 



Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Philip Davis, whose mother, 
Mrs. Maude Littlefield Davis, died in 
August. 

Phil Gregory has been for nearly three 
years pastor of the Marseilles (Ohio) Pres- 
byterian Church. His son, Tom, was grad- 
uated summa cum laude and Phi Beta 
Kappa from Oberlin College in June and 
was awarded a National Science Founda- 
tion fellowship to attend Yale's Graduate 
School, where he is studying mathematics. 

Archibald Hepworth has been named 
assistant academic headmaster of Willis- 
ton Academy, Easthampton, Mass. He 
was formerly dean of students at the 
academy. 

Horace Hildreth was one of the speak- 
ers when a science building named for 
him was dedicated at Southern Maine Vo- 
cational-Technical Institute in June. 

An exhibition of paintings by Crosby 
Hodgman was shown in the Moulton 
Union Gallery Lounge from Sept. 15 to 
Oct. 31. 

Dr. Ernest Joy in August wrote that he 
had a heart attack in April. He said he 
hated to leave Virginia Beach, but he had 
to slow down and was moving to 9504 
Culver St., Kensington, Md. 20795. He is 
doing public health work in Tidewater. 



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Mr. and Mrs. Barrett Nichols visited 
Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks this 
summer. Barrett attended the executive 
committee meeting of the National Asso- 
ciation of Savings Banks at Anchorage. 

Acting President Athern P. Daggett '25 
invited Frederick Perkins to represent the 
College at the inauguration of the new 
chancellor of the University of Hartford 
on Oct. 22. 

At the invitation of Acting President 
Daggett, Paul Sibley represented the Col- 
lege at the inauguration of Frederick H. 
Jackson as president of Clark University 
on Oct. 7. 



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Albert Abrahamson 
P.O. Box 157 
Brunswick 04011 



Earl Cook wrote that he visited Charlie 
Bradeen in Montreal in July. Earl also 
brought us up to date on his children. His 
oldest daughter, Ann (Mrs. John M. Nel- 
son), is living in Worcester, Mass., and 
has two children. Her husband is a vice 
president of Norton Co. Earl's daughter, 
Ellen (Mrs. Robert B. Silliman), has 
moved to Atlanta, where her husband is a 
lawyer. Earl has five grandchildren. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Ashley Day, whose sister, 
Mrs. Margaret Day Chandler, died on 
July 9. 

Ed Tevriz was awarded the profession- 
al designation of Chartered Financial Ana- 
lyst by the Institute of Chartered Financial 
Analysts in 1966. He is vice president of 
Glore Forgan, Wm. R. Staats Inc. of New 
York. 



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George O. Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 48010 



The home of Mr. and Mrs. Everett 
Boynton in Cape Elizabeth was the site of 
the wedding of their son, William, to Mrs. 
Barbara Doughty McCabe of South Port- 
land in June. 

Martha Louise Farrington, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Farrington became 
the bride of John Huotari on Aug. 26 in 
Augusta. The bride is an alumna of Colby 
College and Tufts University. Both teach 
at Morse High School, Bath. 

Sanford Fogg of Augusta, Maine Bar 
Association secretary -treasurer since 1955, 
was elected a vice president and was suc- 



RANNEY '27 (LEFT) 




ceeded as secretary-treasurer by Frank 
Southard Jr. '36. 

At the 58th annual Maine Conference 
of Social Welfare in August, Dr. Paul S. 
Hill, president of the Maine Medical As- 
sociation, was one of the participants who 
reviewed the Medicare and Medicaid pro- 
grams for those attending the conference. 

Edward Hutchinson edited "The New 
Immigration," the September 1966 issue of 
The Annals, of the American Academy of 
Political and Social Science. 

Larry Ranney was one of 39 volunteers 
who were presented distinguished service 
awards by Floyd B. Oldlum, chairman of 
the Arthritic Foundation, at the founda- 
tion's 19th annual meeting in June. 

After 30 years in education, the last 18 
as principal of Westbrook High School, 
Roy Robinson retired in June. 



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William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 01742 



SONS OF BOWDOIN 
CLASS OF 1971 



Son 

Richard N. Jr. 

Robert W. Ill 
• John R. II 

William A. Ill 

Joel 

Douglas E. 

David A. 

John M. 
*Thomas A. 

Richard A. 

Stephen J. 

Leonard W. 

John H. Jr. 

Dana J. 

Tucker C. 

David S. 

Stephen E. 

David F. 

George E. Ill 

Stephen W. 

Jeffrey A. 

J. Daniel 

Thomas R. Ill 

* Stephen B. 
Bruce C. 
William E. 
Andrew A. 
Michael 
Michael L. 
Timothy J. 
Donald W. 

*Christopher A 
James R. 

* Gordon W. 
Peter M. 
Edward W. 
Julian L. 
TedW. 
Randal E. 
Thomas B. 
John G. IV 
Hobart O. 
Donald E. 
Michael A. 

Bass, John R. II 
Bubier, Thomas A. 
Burrage, Frederick R. 
Kern, Stephen B. 
Pierce, Christopher A 

Sewall, Gordon W. 

*AIso on list of Bowdoin 



III 



Father 

Richard N. Abbott 

R. W. Armstrong Jr. 

Robert N. Bass 

William A. Beckler Jr. 

Joel B. Beckwith 

Stanley Bird 

Donald W. Bradeen 

The Rev. Gregg Brewer 

Frederick H. Bubier 

J. Sheldon Caras 

Joseph F. Carey 

Robert H. Cotton 

John H. Craig 

Timothy J. Donovan 

Daniel T. Drummond Jr. 

Stanley A. Frederick 

Robert H. Glinick 

Irving E. Gordon 

George E. Griggs Jr. 

Ward T. Hanscom 

Henry E. Hanson 

Charles G. Hatch 

Thomas R. Huleatt Jr. 

George J. Kern 

Irving Levine 

William E. Loring 

David D. Merrill 

Alan L. Michelson 

Lawrence A. Nadeau 

Edward L. Parsons 

Robert L. Patrick 

Jotham D. Pierce 

John F. Reed 

Edgar F. Sewall Jr. 

Kenneth W. Sewall 

Bernard F. Shattuck 

Russell P. Sweet 

William D. Verrill 

Thomas E. Watkinson 

Paul L. Wheeler 

Col. John G. Wheelock III 

Guilbert S. Winchell 

John E. Woodward 

Barry Zimman 

Grandsons 

J. R. Bass 

R. L. Atwood 

C. M. Robinson 

G. C. Kern 

L.A. Pierce Sr. 

A. Woodcock 

E. F. Sewall 

grandsons. 



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Evariste Desjardins wrote last spring: 
"On Sept. 23, 1966, at the advice of my 
physician and in order to conserve my 
health, I found it necessary to call it a 
day with the Metropolitan after 40 years 
and five weeks of service. 

"It wasn't very easy for me to do, I tell 
you; but feeling the way I did, I had no 
choice in the matter. Little by little I am 
feeling a little better and am beginning to 
do a few things which I have wanted to 
do for many years." 

Stub Durant wrote recently: "I'll brief 
you on our life since we returned to Pep- 
perell, Mass. 

"In the first place we haven't missed 
Connecticut one bit. Farmington people 
were quite disgusted that I was bringing 
Irene to this little town. She has never 
been happier in her life which, of course, 
pleases me. Already she is very active in 
church and club work and has made a host 
of friends. We live in an old house in the 
very center of town. It was left to us by 
an aunt of mine almost 12 years ago. We 
had to have much work done on it besides 
what we could do ourselves. It is now 
very 'homey' and comfortable. 

"I had fully intended to stay away from 
teaching but, by chance, was offered a job 
in Fairgrounds J.H., Nashua. I have five 
classes of Latin, three in grade eight and 
two in nine so the preparation is negligible. 
They have made it well worth my while 
financially. New Hampshire is one of two 
states in which teachers are on social 
security so I shall qualify for the minimum 
payment by this June. I have signed a 
contract for next year too. 

"This past Monday our bowling league 
completed its season. I find candlepins a 
definite challenge after bowling 'ducks' for 
30 years. Wednesday nights are scheduled 
for Scouts in which I am advancement 
chairman. We go dancing every Saturday 
(and dance all the dances). . . . Our church 
was bequeathed an old house for a par- 
sonage. The men of the church have been 
doing extensive refurbishings there. This 
has taken care of Tuesday nights. 

"I am on vacation this week so we'll 
have our two older grandchildren — Anne 
who is six and Sarah four — with us until 
Wednesday. They live in Canton, Conn. I 
hope you are all enjoying life. Good luck." 

Stuart Graham has been appointed dis- 
trict sales representative of the George W. 
Pickering Co. of Salem, Mass. 

Nathan Greene has been elected to the 
board of corporation of Morgan Memorial 
Inc., Boston. He is also president and 
chairman of the board of Newton-Waltham 
Bank and Trust Co. 

Clarence Johnson has been elected a 
permanent officer of the Bath-Brunswick 
Regional Planning Commission. 

Ed Leadbeater writes that he's still in 
the apple business but finding time to do 
some interesting things with cider. 

Stephen Trafton is board chairman of 
the First Manufacturers National Bank of 
Lewiston and Auburn, after serving as 
president since 1960. He succeeds Harold 
Skelton '21 who became honorary board 
chairman. 

Frank Walch's son, Dennis, is a mem- 
ber of the University of Maine football 
team this year. 



33 



'29! 



LeBrec Micoleau 
eneral Motors Corporation 
775 Broadway 
ew York, N. Y. 10019 



Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Barker's daugh- 
ter, Alison, married Gary Ransford Bossie 
on June 17 at Presque Isle. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Harald Rehder, whose moth- 
er, Mrs. Anneliese S. Rehder, died in July. 

Ted Spring wrote in August: "When I 
received the recent issue of the Alumnus, 
I was reminded of how remiss most of us 
are when it comes to keeping in touch 
through our magazine. 

"Although I always enjoy reading about 
the activities of my classmates of '29, I 
am guilty of the same sin of omission. 
So — this is a report that the latest news 
here is that Peg and I have just returned 
from a vacation in Europe. We visited 1 1 
countries and celebrated our 31st wedding 
anniversary in Paris. Believe it or not, we 
had ideal summer weather every single 
day, while at home there was a good 
supply of rain, so that our lawn and gar- 
den looked fine when we returned." Ted 
and his wife live at 403 Oak Forest Ave., 
Baltimore, Md. 21228. 



7 VJ / | H. Philip Ch 
•""\l I 175 Pleasantvi. 
\^J \^/ Longmeadow, 



apman Jr. 
ew Avenue 
Mass. 01106 



Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Charles Beebe, whose father, 
Charles C. Beebe, died on March 30. 

Asa Knowles, president of Northeastern 
University, received an honorary doctor of 
business administration degree when the 
University of Rhode Island dedicated Bal- 
lentine Hall in June. He also received an 
honorary degree at the 104th commence- 
ment of Bryant College in Providence. 

James Pettegrove of Upper Montclair, 
N.J., was elected vice president of the Phi 
Beta Kappa Alumni Association of North- 
ern New Jersey. 

An itinerant gull born on Duck Rock off 
Monhegan Island was banded as a chick 
by Olin Pettingill, now director of orni- 
thology at Cornell. It died 36 years later 
and 1,500 miles from where it was born. 
Olin thinks both the age and distance may 
be records. 



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Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
14284 E. Eastridge Drive 
Whitticr, Calif. 90602 



Al Fenton's son, Pete '64, was married 
on Aug. 13 to Anne Peyton Nicholson, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Peyton 
Nicholson of Metairie, La. The couple are 
living in Brunswick until they are assigned 
to a Peace Corps area. 

Principal Carl Parmenter was presented 
a 20-year service pin by the Chelmsford, 
Mass., school system in June. Carl and his 
wife, Ruth, live at 22 Dalton Road. Their 
son, Peter, is in the Navy Reserve. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Gerhard Rehder, whose moth- 
er, Mrs. Anneliese S. Rehder, died in July. 

Len Smith's son, Lendall '67, married 
Lauren Blair Shumacker at the University 
of Chattanooga Chapel on July 22. He is 
a lieutenant attending Adjutant General 
School at Fort Benjamin Harrison, India- 
napolis, Ind. 



BOSSIDY "33 




Hawthorne Smyth wrote in early sum- 
mer: "I have completed two portraits which 
are now hanging in the new Stetson Uni- 
versity Library in Deland, Fla., one of 
Mrs. Alfred I. du Pont and the other of 
her brother, Edward Ball." 

Warren Vedder wrote that he retired 
from the bank this summer and is living 
at 3801 South Ocean Blvd., Highland 
Beach, Fla. 33444. That's near Delray 
Beach, which is up the coast slightly from 
Fort Lauderdale, where E. Milner winters. 



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Harland E. Blanchard 
195 Washington Street 
Brewer 04412 



Anthony Brackett has received an alum- 
ni award from Middlebury College for the 
work he has done in education. 

Three alumni, Bob Dow, Clement Hie- 
bert '47 and Shep Lee '47, accompanied 
Governor Curtis this summer on a trip to 
Brazil. The trip was part of the Partners 
for Alliance, and its purpose was to work 
with Brazilian counterparts in creating 
self-help and people-to-people projects be- 
tween Maine and Brazil. Maine is the 33rd 
state to form a Partners group. 

Creighton Gatchell's son, Creighton Jr., 
was graduated from Boston University Col- 
lege of Business Administration last spring, 
and in August he took a position with 
Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J. 

Earle Greenlaw retired from the Navy 
on July 1 after 23 years of service. 

Dan Johnson was appointed to the 
board of the Maine Central Institute. He 
is president and director of the executive 
committee of the Asgrow Seed Co. and 
lives with his wife and four children in 
Orange, Conn. 

Bob Johnson, Falmouth Senior High 
School guidance counselor, was on the 
Orono campus of the University of Maine 
part of his vacation, completing work on 
a certificate of advanced study in guidance. 

Acting President Athern P. Daggett '25 
invited Gilbert Parker to represent the 
College at the inauguration of Reginald 
A. Redlon, O.F.M., as president of St. 
Bonaventure University on Oct. 4. 

Richard Sanger has been appointed na- 
tional manager for trade sales of Du Pont's 
Automotive and Industrial Finishes Divi- 
sion. He joined Du Pont in 1936. 

Lincoln Smith is on sabbatical leave 
from New York University and is spend- 
ing part of this academic year writing. 



661 



ichard M. Boyd 
6 East Elm Street 
Yarmouth 04096 



Dr. Roswell Bates was named treasurer 
of Maine's Regional Medical Program. 
With planning funds in hand since May 1, 
Maine becomes the third state in New 



England to implement the Regional Med- 
ical Program. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Colman Beebe, whose father, 
Charles C. Beebe, died on March 30. 

Bart Bossidy was appointed a vice presi- 
dent of Celanese Corp. He will continue 
also as president of Celanese Fibers Inter- 
national Co. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Class Secretary Dick Boyd 
and his wife on the death of their son, 
Robert W. Boyd '66. Robert was killed in 
Vietnam in October. 

Ed Morse has been appointed by the 
Governor of Maryland to serve a three- 
year term on the Maryland Environmental 
Trust. The purpose of this trust is to keep 
Maryland beautiful. 

Francis Russell's biography of President 
Harding is still being held up by a $1 
million law-suit which was filed by Hard- 
ing's heirs. 

Asa Singer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph 
Singer of Brunswick, was a member of the 
fifth-year graduating class at Maine Cen- 
tral Institute this summer. It was the 
largest postgraduate graduating group in 
the 101-year history of the school. 



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Very Rev. Gordon E. Gillett 
3601 North North Street 
Peoria, 111. 61604 



When the 1967 edition of Outstanding 
Civic Leaders of America is published, two 
Bowdoin men, Charles Allen and John 
Conti '52, will be among the 28 natives 
of Maine who will be listed among a total 
of 6,000 men and women nominated by 
city officials, Chambers of Commerce, and 
civic groups. 

Dudley Braithwaite's son Stephen and 
his wife presented him with a grandson, 
Stephen Jr., on June 8 in Framingham, 
Mass. 

Rus Dakin wrote that his son, Robert, 
after graduating from Bowdoin in June 
entered Claremont (Calif.) Graduate 
School, where he is studying for his mas- 
ter's degree in government. 

Elena Drake, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Frederick Drake of Bath was graduated 
from Wheaton College in June. 

Dr. Robert Meehan was elected com- 
mander of the Department of Maine Vet- 
erans of Foreign Wars at its 47th annual 
convention in June. Citations were pre- 
sented to Dr. Meehan for promotion of 
all V.F.W. programs. 

James Perkins was the guest speaker at 
the annual Boothbay Region High School 
Alumni Association. This is a banquet 
honoring graduates and their parents. 

Gardner Pope, principal of the Fal- 
mouth High School, spent part of the sum- 
mer in curriculum study at the University 
of Maine, Portland. 

Mac Redman wrote about his family in 
September: "Son, Michael C. (Yale '63), 
in October 1965 married Patricia McKee 
(University of Michigan, 1963). He had 
a year in Vietnam and recently resigned 
as captain, Regular Army, to enter the 
University of Washington Law School this 
fall; at same time Margo Redman (Vassar 
'66) enters Columbia University Graduate 
School for master's in history; and son, 
Eric, returns to Harvard as member of 
class of 1969." 

John Sinclair received the degree of 
doctor of business administration from 



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Harvard. He is now chairman of the de- 
partment of management at Bentley Col- 
lege of Accounting and Finance. 



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Paul E. Sullivan 
2920 Paseo Del Mar 
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 



90275 



George Bartter is back in New England 
as correspondent for the Portsmouth 
Herald. 

Al Dixon has replaced Homer Cilley 
as class agent. 

Jim Doak resigned his post at the 
Boys' Training Center at South Portland 
and is at the University of Arizona where 
he is a candidate for a Ph.D. in coun- 
seling psychology. After receiving his 
doctorate, he plans to return to his home 
town to work with Maine juveniles and 
to teach in a Boston area graduate school. 

Elias Long writes that he is still in Red 
Bank, N.J. One son is a junior at Rut- 
gers, the other a freshman at B.U. His 
daughter was married in 196'^ to Peter 
Davis, a graduate of Tufts and Columbia 
Law School. 

Mrs. Helen Nowlis, wife of Vincent, 
was the recipient of an honorary degree 
from Brown University in June. 

Sarah Sherman, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert Sherman, became the bride 
of Fitzhugh Hardcastle '65 on Sept. 3 in 
Ipswich. The groom is currently stationed 
aboard the USS Muliphen as a lieutenant, 
junior grade. 

Paul Sullivan has been promoted to se- 
nior vice president at the Los Angeles 
headquarters of the Bank of America. 

Tom Uniacke was married to Dorothea 
Catherine Doyle of West Roxbury in 
August. They are living in Walpole, Mass. 



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Hubert S. Shaw 
6024 Wilson Lane 
Bethcsda, Md. 20014 



Dick Bechtel is our new class agent. He 
replaces Wink Walker. 

Josiah Drummond was appointed devel- 
opment director of Kents Hill School. He 
is also working for an M.A. at the Uni- 
versity of Maine. 

Dr. Philip Good attended the annual 
meeting of the Maine Medical Association 
last summer in Rockland. 

Laurence Hill of Lewiston, N.Y., has 
been appointed director of the Westches- 
ter Library System. He begins his duties 
on Jan. 1, 1968. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Gus Leclair, whose mother, 
Mrs. Alexina A. Leclair, died on July 17. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Fred Mann, whose father, 
William A. Mann, died on Sept. 20. 

Dave Savage has forsaken Madison 
Avenue to join the advertising firm of 
Brown, Maxell and Poole in Portland. He 
will be chief copywriter and coordinator. 
In addition to writing advertising in New 
York City, he has written several short 
stories — many of which have been included 
in award-winning anthologies and pro- 
duced for the Ford Theater television se- 
ries. He and his wife are living in Prouts 
Neck. 

Elizabeth Linscott Shute, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. John Shute of Dobbs Ferry, 
N.Y., and Chebeague Island, was married 
in June to Joe L. Roby of Paducah, Ky. 



Frank Southard Jr. was elected secre- 
tary-treasurer of the Maine Bar Associa- 
tion, succeeding Sanford Fogg '27 who was 
elected a vice president. 



'37 



William S. Burton 

1144 Union Commerce Building 

Cleveland, Ohio 44114 



Joanne Bass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
George Bass, was married on Aug. 12 to 
Richard D. O'Connor. The bride is a senior 
at the University of Vermont. The groom 
is also a senior there in the College of 
Education. They are living in Burlington. 

Acting President Athern P. Daggett '25 
invited the Rev. A. Chandler Crawford 
to represent Bowdoin at the Centennial 
Convocation of Northeast Missouri State 
Teachers College on Sept. 2. 

In June Ralph Gould and his wife Doro- 
thy were honored at their home in obser- 
vance of their 25th wedding anniversary. 
Ralph retired in 1961 as an Army captain 
and is a mathematics teacher at Athol 
(Mass.) Junior High School. 

Ed Hudon has returned to Brunswick 
after 20 years in Washington, D.C. as the 
assistant librarian for the U.S. Supreme 
Court. He was appointed assistant U.S. 
attorney for Maine in September. 

Gary Merrill's summer activities included 
the narration of Aaron Copland's work, A 
Lincoln Portrait, which was the highlight 
of a program by Colby College's newly- 
formed summer symphony. 




Ernie Lister '37 has been named director 
of the Office of International Transporta- 
tion in the U.S. Department of Transporta- 
tion. A career foreign service officer since 
1944, he has represented the United States 
in a wide range of international negotia- 
tions on transportation matters. From 
1961 to 1963 he was deputy director of 
the Office of Transport and Communica- 
tions in the Department of State. During 
the next two years he was civil air attache 
and transportation and communications 
officer at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, and 
for a year and a half before his most Fe- 
cent appointment he was a special assis- 
tant to Secretary of Transportation Alan 
S. Boyd while the latter was Under Secre- 
tary of Commerce for Transportation. 



'38 



Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 



Ed Chase has been elected a director of 
the Advertising Club of Greater Boston. 
He is president of Harold Cabot & Co. 

John Forbes, according to a book Mu- 
seums, USA, by Herbert and Marjorie 
Katz, is credited with being responsible 
for about 25 percent of the natural science 
youth centers in America. He is president 
of the Natural Science for Youth Founda- 
tion and as of early summer it had opened 
its 63rd natural history museum. The foun- 
dation has recently moved its headquarters 
to Westport, Conn. 

Dr. Roy Gunter received international 
recognition in August, together with a col- 
league, Raoul J. LeBeau. The joint research 
efforts of the two scientists were recognized 
at the Seventh International Conference on 
Medical and Biological Engineering in 
Stockholm, Sweden. A research paper, 
"Electrets — -As Possible Vascular Pros- 
theres," was read at the conference. Dr. 
Gunter is a professor of physics at Holy 
Cross College and consultant physicist to 
the laboratory. 

Bill Hyde's son, Bill Jr. '65, was mar- 
ried to Connie Gayle Bazemore in Fitz- 
gerald, Ga. 

Bowdoin is well represented on the Uni- 
versity of Maine Foundation's board: Fred 
Newman, president of Eastern Trust and 
Banking Co., is one of the new members 
elected for a five-year term; Willard Lins- 
cott '58 is treasurer, and Ed Stone '48 is 
serving as a director for the ensuing year. 

Fred Newman's son, Paul '67, was mar- 
ried on Sept. 17 to Martha Gratton Griffith 
in Bangor. 

Ed O'Neill was elected a senior execu- 
tive vice president of Emerson Electric Co. 



W\ 



ohn H. Rich Jr. 
Higashi Toriizaka 
Azabu, Minato-Ku 
Tokyo, Japan 



Ingersoll Arnold has been elected to the 
Yale Alumni Board. Earlier in the year he 
was reelected president of the Yale Club 
of New Hampshire. 

Art Chapman's son, Arthur III, was 
married in June to Carol Ann Vachowski. 
The couple were graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania in June. 

Leonard Cohen resigned as the first full- 
time director of the conference secretariat 
of the New England Governors Conference 
in September and has joined the editorial 
staff of the Providence (R.l.) Journal- 
Bulletin. Before directing the Governors 
Conference he was on the Portland Sun- 
day Telegram. 

Mark Kelley has been appointed to the 
Hampton Falls, N.H., school board. He is 
also a member of the town planning board 
and conservation committee, and is a trust- 
ee of the town library. In his spare time, 
Mark continues to lead the life of a highly 
successful cartoonist, designer, and illus- 
trator. Among his recent triumphs have 
been several articles illustrated by him in 
the Boston Sunday Globe Sunday Maga- 
zine and a full-page advertisement in the 
Wall Street Journal, most of which was 
taken up by one of his cartoons. 

Dr. Oakley Melendy of Augusta and his 
partner captured the doubles crown in the 
first annual Central Maine Tennis Open. 



35 



K.P.T. Sullivan wants everyone to know 
his address for the next three or four years 
will be American Embassy, Box 305, APO 
New York 09080. 

Ernest Weeks is an associate professor 
of English at Gorham State College. 



'40 



Neal W. Allen Jr. 
Department of History 
Union College 
Schenectady, N. Y. 12308 



Neal Allen, professor of history at Union 
College, is also teaching a course in legal 
history at the Albany Law School. 

Wes Bevins is the new class agent for 
our class. All of us owe much to Ross 
Wilson for the fine job he did. 

Alfred Chapman was named senior vice 
president and national sales manager of 
the Schenley name brands division of 
Schenley Distillers Co. He, his wife Mar- 
jorie and their son, Robert, reside in Stam- 
ford, Conn. 

Well, the Dick Doyles don't have to 
move. Their expected arrival was a balanc- 
ing boy, Timothy, who was born in late 
May. Mother, Anne, and sisters, Nancy 
and Joanne, graciously acknowledged that 
Dick and war-whooping brother, Peter, 
were no longer outnumbered. 

Philip Gates, New England regional gov- 
ernor of the American Society of Apprai- 
sers, has joined R. M. Bradley & Co. Inc. 
as a vice president in its appraisal division. 
He will continue as a vice president of 
Willard Welsh & Co. with whom he has 
been associated for 20 years. 

Msgr. Russell Novello, archdiocesan di- 
rector of the Confraternity of Christian 
Doctrine, was the guest speaker at the 
Dedham Catholic Women's Club in Sep- 
tember. 

According to the Boy Scout newsletter 
published in San Mateo, Calif., Ross Wil- 
son is giving positive and experienced 
leadership to the Live Oak District in 
his first year as district chairman. 



'41 



Henry A. Shorey 
Bridgton 04009 



On July 1 Dave Dickson became vice 
president of academic affairs at Northern 
Michigan University. 

The Rev. Jim Doubleday accepted the 
invitation of Acting President Daggett to 
represent the College at the inauguration 
of the Rev. Arnold B. Come as president 
of San Francisco Theological Seminary on 
Oct. 3 in San Anselmo, Calif. 

Everett Giles took his two sons, Ralph 
and Richard, to England this summer via 
the Queen Mary. The boys are attending 
Friends' School in Lancaster. 

Charlie Hartshorn has replaced Frank 
Sabasteanski as our class agent. Thanks, 
Sabe, for your very fine work over the 
years. 

A medal was pinned on retired Army 
Major William Owen of Bath by Governor 
Curtis. It was an American Freedoms 
Foundation award for an essay Bill wrote 
on the spirit of the U. S. Constitution. 

Everett Pope was named president of the 
Massachusetts Cooperative Bank League. 
He is also president of the Workingmen's 
Cooperative bank of Massachusetts. 

E. H. Pottle was named chairman of 
The Aluminum Association's Advertising 
Professional Group. He is director of mar- 



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Indoor track became a family affair this winter 
when Frank Sabasteanski Jr. '69 (left) was 
elected captain of the team which is, of course, 
coached by his father, Frank Sabasteanski '41. 

keting relations for the Aluminum Divi- 
sion of Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. 
with whom he's been associated since 1957. 
He and his family live on Kellogg Drive, 
Wilton, Conn. 



'42 1 



ohn L. Baxter Jr. 
603 Atwater Street 
Lake Oswego, Ore. 97034 



John Baxter has been appointed execu- 
tive vice president of Lamb-Weston Inc., 
Portland, Ore. 

Daniel Drummond is the attorney repre- 
senting the Portland School Committee in 
future wage negotiations with the city's 
teachers. The increased workload in the 
city's legal department required the hiring 
of another lawyer to handle the school 
business exclusively. 

Fred Fisher has taken over the class 
agent's duty from John Williams. Many 
thanks, John, for the fine job that you did. 

Jim Lewis is a field representative in 
the Office of Economic Opportunity, Man- 
chester, N. H. 

Dutch Morse has been elected to the 
Board of Trustees of Colby Junior College, 
New London, N. H. 

Dr. Niles Perkins' son, Niles, was com- 
mended in the U.S. Senate last spring by 
Senator Margaret Chase Smith H'52. Niles 
had instituted an exchange of letters be- 
tween his sophomore history students and 
Marines serving in Vietnam. 



43i 



OHN F. Jacjues 
312 Pine Street 
South Portland 04106 



Carleton Brown retired from the Navy 
on June 30 after 23 years of service. On 
July 1 he began a two-year residency in 
anesthesiology at the University of Florida 
Health Center. He and his wife are living 
at 3705 S. W. Fifth Place, Gainesville, Fla. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Bob Buckley, whose father, 
Clyde D. Buckley, died on Aug. 10. 





Bob Cinq-Mars's concert band at Van 
Rensselaer (N.Y.) Central School won 46 
"A" ratings in ensembles in 1966 bringing 
home a total of 322 blue medals. 

Don Cross taught a course, How To 
Study and Stay in College, last summer. 
The YMCA of the Oranges, Maplewood, 
and West Essex, N.J., sponsored it. Dur- 
ing the academic year Don is director of 
freshman English at Upsala College. 

George Lord was the campaign chair- 
man of the United Fund of Greater Port- 
land this fall. 

Capt. Bob Marr has moved from New 
York and can now be reached at Office of 
Naval Materiel, Main Navy Bldg., Room 
1308, Washington, D. C. 20360. 

Alden Sleeper's new address is 553 Park 
St., Upper Montclair, N. J. 07043. He is 
trust officer of the Montclair office of Na- 
tional Newark & Essex Bank. 

Dr. Horace Taylor has returned to 
Maine after 14 years of practice in Reno, 
Nev. His new office is at 1 Oak St., Church 
Square, Boothbay. 



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Ross Williams 
23 Alta Place 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10710 



Acting President Daggett invited Coit 
Butler to represent the College at the in- 
auguration of Dr. Maurice B. Mitchel as 
chancellor of the University of Denver on 
Oct. 20. Coit has retired from the Air 
Force and is engaged in educational re- 
search with the Rocky Mountain Educa- 
tional Laboratory in Denver. 

Dr. and Mrs. Everett Orbeton's daugh- 
ter, Jane, a Bryn Mawr student, is spend- 
ing her junior year in Bologna studying 
international relations. Another daughter, 
Susan, is in Kenya for two years teaching 
at a public high school near Kisumu under 
a program of the East Africa Yearly 
Meeting, a Friends service organization. 

Dick Saville of North Salem Road, 
Ridgefield, Conn., was elected an officer 
of the Western Connecticut Section of the 
American Chemical Society. Dick, his 
wife, and four children have lived in 
Ridgefield for the past seven years. He 
teaches chemistry at Staples High School 
in West port. 



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kik \ 

KOUGHAN 44 GATES '40 



Bob Coffin assumed the duties of head- 
master of Fessenden School last summer. 
From 1957 until his appointment he taught 
Latin and English and coached several 
sports at St. Paul's School. 

Eugene Cronin has been promoted to 
the rank of colonel in the Army. He is 
comptroller of the Army's Munitions Com- 
mand at Dover, N.J. 

Peter Garland has been named town 
manager of Gorham. 

Don Koughan is a supervisory program 
analyst of the Navy's Automatic Control 
and Landing Systems (ACLS). He joined 
the ACLS group in December 1964. He is 
responsible for project personnel, training, 
management information, and public af- 
fairs programs. He and his wife, Evelyn, 
and daughter live in Springfield, Va. 

Dr. Wallace Philoon, associate profes- 
sor of chemical engineering at the Univer- 
sity of Tulsa, was awarded a $2,200 sum- 



id 



mer study research grant by the Du Pont 
Co. As part of the two-month project he 
attended a short course in Mechanistics 
Aspects of Stress Corrosion Cracking at 
Ohio State University in July. 

Cdr. Frederick Sims has been transferred 
and can be reached at U.S. Naval Com- 
mand Systems Support Activity, Pacific 
Command Detachment, Box 300, FPO San 
Francisco, Calif. 96610. 

Lewis True wrote that he is president of 
the Georgetown Kiwanis Club and is still 
legal assistant to Massachusetts Senate 
Minority Leader John Parker. 



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Morris A. Densmore 

933 Princeton Boulevard, S.E. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 49506 



Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Harry Carey, whose father, 
Joseph H. Carey, died on Aug. 30. 

Richard Davis has been elected a vice 
president in the Investment Trust Division 
of Old Colony Trust Co. 

Dana Little has been elected a perma- 
nent officer of the Bath-Brunswick Region- 
al Planning Commission. 

Alan Michelson "had the thrill of his 
life" when he brought his oldest son up in 
September to enter as a freshman. 

Louis Piper, territory representative at 
Xerox Corporation's Philadelphia branch, 
has been graduated from the company's 
National Sales Development Center in 
Fort Lauderdale. This graduate school in 
sales development and management is de- 
signed to advance skills vital to a Xerox 
copy analyst's role in improving customers' 
graphic communications systems. The Piper 
family lives at 1063 Walton Road, Blue 
Bell, Pa. 

Charles Robbins, discoverer of the Black 
Hawk Mining Co. copper deposit in Blue 
Hill and president of Dolsan Mines Ltd., 
which has silver and gold property in Pem- 
broke, is behind what is probably the first 
exploration for sulphur in Costa Rica. 

Ed Snyder, his wife Dorothy, and their 
four children have moved to Singapore. 
Ed has been granted a two-year leave from 
his job as executive secretary of the Friends 
Committee on National Legislation and is 
opening a new office there for the Com- 
mittee. 



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Kenneth M. Schubert 
5 Harvey Court 
Morristown, N. J. 07960 



Archie Dolloff's 12-year-old daughter, 
Connie, exhibited some of her art work 
in Brunswick's Art on the Mall show last 
summer and sold four pastels. 

On a trip that Governor Curtis took to 
Brazil this summer three Bowdoin men, 
Dr. Clement Hiebert, Shep Lee and Rob- 
ert Dow '32, accompanied him. The trip 
was under Partners for Alliance sponsor- 
ship and its purpose was to work with 
Brazilian counterparts in creating self-help 
and people-to-people projects. Maine is the 
33rd state to join Partners for Alliance. 

George Kent has joined Cerro de Pasco 
Corp. in Lima, Peru. He wrote in Sep- 
tember: "I have been planning a change 
for some time and everything was com- 
pleted a fortnight ago. I left W. R. Grace 
on Aug. 18 and started at Cerro on Aug. 
21. It is a much bigger job with a far 
better future in a company dedicated ex- 



clusively to mining. I know most of the 
people in the Lima office, so it will not 
be such a shock to start in new with new 
people. The work will be different, but 
still I hope to make a success of it." 
George's address is Cerro de Pasco Corp., 
Division Commercial, Casilla 2412, Lima, 
Peru. 

Dr. Guy Leadbetter has left Boston to 
become chairman of the division of urolo- 
gy at the University of Vermont College 
of Medicine. His office address is 371 Pearl 
St., Burlington, and his home address is 
276 South Union St., Burlington. 

John Magee, a senior vice president of 
Arthur D. Little Inc. and director of the 
industrial research company's management 
services division, has been appointed to the 
National Marketing Advisory Committee 
of the U. S. Department of Commerce. 

Alphonse Query has been town counsel 
of Walpole, Mass., since last spring. He 
lives in Westwood with his wife and three 
children. 

Widgery Thomas, recently named chair- 
man of the board of the Canal National 
Bank, was elected representative on the 
Stockholders Advisory Committee of the 
Federal Reserve Board by the Maine 
Bankers Association. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Al Waxier, whose father, Jo- 
seph Waxier, died on Aug. 15. 

Gerald Zedren has been appointed a 
deputy manager at Brown Brothers Harri- 
man & Co. He is in the research depart- 
ment of the New York office. 



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C. Cabot Easton 
2 Tobey Lane 
Andover, Mass. 01810 



The Rev. John Alexander began work 
last spring as associate secretary of the 
National Association of Congregational 
Christian Churches, with special respon- 
sibilities in the areas of missions, religious 
education, and youth. He lives with his 
wife and four children in Brookfield, Wis. 

Hartley Baxter has purchased the Water- 
ville Poster Advertising Co. Hartley was 
formerly executive vice president of Si- 
monds, Payson Co., a Portland advertis- 
ing agency. He, his wife Jayne, and two 
sons will move to Waterville next year. 

Don Bloomberg was named adminis- 
trator of Doctors Hospital, Staten Island, 
N.Y., early in the summer. Before his ap- 
pointment, he had been assistant adminis- 
trator at Kings Highway and Flatbush 
General Hospitals in Brooklyn, where he 
resides. 

Louis Bove and Hugh Robinson attended 
the annual meeting of the Maine Medical 
Association in Rockland last summer. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Herb Gillman, whose father, 
Herbert Gillman, died on Aug. 10. 

Harry Larchian was married in May to 





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Elizabeth Pidgeon of Wilmington, Del. The 
bride is an alumna of the University of 
Delaware. They are living in Nashua where 
Harry is working with the Nashua Federal 
Savings and Loan Association. 

Judith McGorrill, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. John McGorrill of Portland, was vale- 
dictorian of Portland High School's June 
graduating class. She is studying at Welles- 
ley College. 

Cleveland Page was installed as presi- 
dent of the Damariscotta-Newcastle Ro- 
tary Club in June. 

George Quaile is living in Orono. He 
joined the Eastern Fine Paper and Pulp 
Division of Standard Packaging Corp. as 
assistant woodlands manager after 1 1 years 
of diversified woodlands experience with 
West Virginia Pulp and Paper Corp. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Hugh Robinson, whose sister, 
Mrs. Martha R. Burrage, and her husband. 
Dr. William C. Burrage, were drowned off 
Bailey Island in a boating accident in July. 

Bill Small was appointed director of the 
University of Maine's Continuing Educa- 
tion Division in Aroostook County. He is 
responsible for the administration of de- 
gree and nondegree courses offered in 
Houlton, Presque Isle, Loring Air Force 
Base, Fort Kent, and Madawaska. 

The University of Maine Foundation has 
three Bowdoin men serving on its board: 
Ed Stone, a director for the coming year; 
Fred Newman '38, one of the new mem- 
bers elected for a five-year term, and Wil- 
lard Linscott '58. 

George Whitney was one of the artists 
appearing this summer in the Portland six- 
week series of concerts in City Hall. He 
is the organist at State Street Congrega- 
tional Church. 

Rich Worth writes: "I have been ap- 
pointed town counsel for three towns on 
Martha's Vineyard and have been sitting 
as a master in Dukes and Nantucket Coun- 
ties." 



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RD 2 
Turner 04282 



NICHOLS '49 



41 

McCONKY '49 



Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Charlie Cole, whose father, 
Joseph T. Cole, died on Sept. 6. 

Francis Hugo was invited by Acting 
President Daggett to represent the College 
at the 100th anniversary convocation at 
Western Maryland College on Oct. 21. 

Fred McConky has been appointed a 
sales manager for the Double M Division 
of Maremont Marketing Inc., Chicago, 111. 

Cdr. Carroll Newhouse is commander of 
the Naval Reserve Surface Unit at the 
Jones Point Station in Alexandria, Va. 

John Nichols was elected executive vice 
president of Suburban Propane Gas Corp., 
Whippany, N.J. 

Classmates and friends extend their 



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sympathy to George Parsons, whose father, 
George A. Parsons Sr., died on Aug. 4. 

Phil Powers was elected an executive 
vice president and director of Equity Re- 
search Associates of New York City. Phil 
joined the independent investment advi- 
sory firm, whose clients number more 
than 100 New York Stock Exchange mem- 
ber firms, financial institutions and cor- 
porations, after having spent 13 years in 
the investment field with R. W. Pressprich 
and Co. He lives with his family at 24 
Gramercy Park in New York City. 

Dave Roberts of Bangor was appointed 
a judge to Maine's Superior Court last 
spring. Justice Roberts says being a judge 
is much more satisfying than being a prac- 
ticing lawyer. At 38 he was one of the 
youngest lawyers ever named to either the 
Superior or Supreme Court in Maine. 
While he thrives on the active calendar in 
Cumberland County, he rues the distance 
he has to travel and the time he has to 
spend away from his family of seven chil- 
dren ranging in age from one to 12. 

Tom Shortell is now manager of the 
Piraeus, Greece, office of the First National 
City Bank. His address is First National 
City Bank, 47 Akti Miaouli, Piraeus, 
Greece. 



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Richard A. Morrell 
2 Brcckan Road 
Brunswick 04011 



Brooke Aker has been appointed solicitor 
for the Child Development Center in 
Conshohocken, Pa. He is also a solicitor 
for the Register of Wills of Montgomery 
County and a member of the Worcester 
Township Zoning Board of Adjustment. 

Charles Barrett spent the summer at 
Bowdoin conducting research in literature. 
He is an assistant professor of English at 
Lynchburg (Va. ) College. 

Paul Brown has been appointed to the 
Barnstable (Mass.) Planning Board. 

Donald Dorsey is an assistant professor 
of biology at Gorham State College. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Dick Hallet, whose father, 
Richard M. Hallet, died on Sept. 14 in 
Boothbay Harbor, at the age of 80. The 
June 1966 issue of the Colby Library 
Quarterly was devoted entirely to the story 
of his life and achievements as an author 
and newspaperman. 

Dick Haskell has left Time Inc., where 
he was supervisor of Sports Illustrated'^ 
insurance classification in New York City, 
to return to Boston as an account execu- 
tive with DeGarmo-Boston Inc. 

Dick Hatch, formerly the Washington 
counsel of Civil Air Transport, has joined 
the legal department of Mohawk Airlines. 
He and his family are living in the Utica, 
N.Y., area. 

Doug Hill attended the annual meeting 
of the Maine Medical Association in Rock- 
land last summer. 

Guy Johnson, president of the Marine 
Biological and Development Corp., took 
over a new experiment this summer when 
he became manager of Steamboat Wharf, 
Mackerel Cove, Bailey Island. This was a 
promotional effort in support of fresh 
Maine shrimp. The frozen shrimp which 
are packaged by a special plant in Portland 
are then sold largely in the Philadelphia 
area under the trade name of Shrimp Lab. 
They sell to different parts of the United 
States and even have a market in England. 




Sandy Sistare '50, Dave Lavender '55, and Frank Farrington 77 were awarded metal rep- 
licas of the Bowdoin Sun for their performances during their first year as class agents. 
They received the awards at the Alumni Council-Alumni Fund meeting on campus in November. 



Vic Kazanjian and his wife, Rosanna, 
announce the birth of their third child, 
David Case. 

Mort Lund is the author of Cruising 
the Maine Coast, a handsome, well-written 
book containing many photographs. It was 
published this fall. Mort continues to lead 
the busy life of a free-lance writer in 
Greenwich Village, hopes to get in some 
skiing in Europe this winter. 

Dick Morrell has been elected to the 
Maine Legislature. He has also been 
named this year's most valued member of 
the Brunswick Area Chamber of Com- 
merce. 

Jim Schoenthaler, state manpower coor- 
dinator, headed a panel on "Emphasis Em- 
ployability — New Opportunities for Educa- 
tion Training and Rehabilitation" at the 
58th annual Maine Conference of Social 
Welfare in August. 

Don Steele stopped in this summer to 
tell us he would be teaching at the Salem 
(N.H.) High School as head of the Eng- 
lish department this fall. He has been 
teaching in Europe for the last three years. 
His address: 59 Aubin St., Amesbury, 
Mass. 

Arthur Walker has received a doctor of 
business administration degree from the 
Harvard Graduate School of Business Ad- 
ministration and is an associate professor 
at Northeastern University. 

Bill Webster has been named assistant 
vice president of Depositors Trust Co. in 
Augusta. 



Bank, N. J., and is studying at Seton Hall 
Law School. 

The Summer Music Festival in Wood- 
stock Hill, Conn., which is directed by 
Tom Juko, had a very successful season, 
according to reports from the press. Tom, 
who is chairman of the English depart- 
ment at Woodstock Academy, also partici- 
pated in an institute on Shakespearean dra- 
ma at the American Shakespeare Theater 
in Stratford, Conn. 

Ed Lawson became director of the Tuc- 
son (Ariz.) Art Center last spring. 

Bob Roberts has been elected a vice 
president of Union Mutual Life Insurance 
Co. He is responsible for group sales and 
administration. The company is located in 
Portland. 

Gerald Sheahan is living in the Schenec- 
tady area where he maintains his new office 
as manager of marketing communications 
for General Electric's Agency and Distrib- 
utor Sales Operation. 



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Adrian L. Asherman 
21 Cherry Hill Drive 
Watervillc 04901 



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Louis J. Siroy 
P.O. Box 189 
Epping, N.H. 03042 



After having served as agency director 
since 1964, Ken Fash is now vice president 
of the Preferred Life Insurance Co. Ken, 
Bertie, and their two children live at 2601 
North Fernway Drive, Montgomery, Ala. 

Burt Gottlieb is associate administrator 
of the Home for the Chronic Sick in Red 



Hebron Adams wrote us a long report 
last May, arriving too late for the summer 
issue. "As far as news for the Alumnus is 
concerned, I can report that our second 
daughter. Heather Eileen, was born last 
Aug. 24, had her passport picture taken at 
two weeks, and three weeks after that, we 
arrived in England. Not wasting any time 
to speak of, I began my studies in opera- 
tional research at the University of Lancas- 
ter on Oct. 3. I am following a course that 
will lead, if all goes well, to a Ph.D. in 
operational research sometime in or after 
October 1968. 

"We are all enjoying our stay in Eng- 
land very much, and we are particularly 
enjoying the people we have met here. 
(Here being 19 Stuart Ave., Bare, More- 
cambe, Lancashire, England). Our older 



38 



daughter, Jennifer, will begin school here 
in September. She has already begun to 
pick up a north country accent, but we 
have every hope that she will lose it short- 
ly after we return to the U.S. We haven't 
really seen much of the British Isles yet. 
We did take a two-week trip to the Con- 
tinent in April. We got to Paris, Heidel- 
berg, and Holland at tulip time, and visited 
Walter Schwarz '54 in Germany. We en- 
joyed seeing Walter and his family and 
hope to see them again. Incidentally, we 
have a spare bedroom available for any 
Bowdoin people who may get up here." 

Bill Austin attended the annual meeting 
of the Maine Medical Association in Rock- 
land last summer. 

Claude Bonang, who teaches at Bruns- 
wick High School, has been named the 
Outstanding Biology Teacher of New Eng- 
land by the National Association of Biolo- 
gy Teachers. 

Clifford Clark was appointed deputy 
manager in the Boston office of Brown 
Brothers Harriman & Co. 

A daughter, Laurie June, was born on 
Aug. 15 to Mr. and Mrs. William Cock- 
burn at Regional Memorial Hospital in 
Brunswick. 

Nguyen-Ngoc Linh, leader of the Young 
Democrats party in South Vietnam, forged 
a coalition with several other political par- 
ties, and won 29 of the 60 seats in the 
South Vietnam Senate in the September 
election. 

Robert Nixon Morrison has been named 
principal of Everett School in Lake For- 
est, 111. Before his appointment he was 
principal of the American International 
School in Tel Aviv, Israel. 

A. J. Pappanikou, associate professor of 
education at the University of Connecti- 
cut's School of Education, was the princi- 
pal speaker at the annual meeting of the 
Meriden-Wallingford (Conn.) Society for 
Retarded Children. 

Warren Wheeler has been appointed 
head of the mortgage loan department of 
the Brookline Savings Bank. 



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Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon, M.D. 
1418 Alewa Drive 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 



George Dunn has been executive direc- 
tor of the Occupational Training Center 
for the Intellectually Handicapped in Lew- 
iston since July. He came to this post after 
resigning as executive secretary of the 
Rockland Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Peter Perkins and his wife are teaching 
French at Northfield School, East North- 
field, Mass., and are living in Bernardston, 
Mass. Last year they taught at North Yar- 
mouth Academy. 

Tom Pickering has been promoted to 
class 3 in the Foreign Service. He is the 
State Department's principal officer in Zan- 
zibar, Tanzania. 

Friedrich von Heune performed with the 
Cambridge Consort Ensemble last summer. 



JUKO '51 





PAUL '55 



STEARNS '56 



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Horace A. Hildreth Jr. 
Suite 507 

465 Congress Street 
Portland 04111 



Carl Brinkman attended the annual 
meeting of the Maine Medical Association 
in Rockland last summer. 

Dr. Keith Buzzell of the Kirksville 
(Mo.) Osteopathic College was in Rock- 
land this summer for the annual conven- 
tion and educational program of the Maine 
Osteopathic Association. He was one of 
the speakers and conducted graduate in- 
struction seminars during the convention. 

Dick Dale and Doris Cruger married in 
Madison. Wis., on Aug. 18. Doris is an 
alumna of the University of Wisconsin and 
Columbia University School of Library 
Service. They are living in Carbondale, 111., 
where Dick is an assistant professor of 
government at Southern Illinois University. 

Al Farrington is our new class agent. 
He replaces Tom Joy. 

Major Bill Fickett has completed the 
regular course at the Army Command and 
General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth. 

Bill Fraser has become principal of 
Morse High School in Bath. 

Gerard Goldstein and his wife became 
the parents of Wendy Anne on Feb. 23. 

Tim Greene, with very little training, de- 
cided to enter the Boston Patriots' Day 
marathon this year. He was among the 
69 (out of an original 200) who finished. 

Maine State Senator Horace Hildreth 
has been named to the Legislative Re- 
search Committee. 

Dr. Mike McCabe and Amy McFall 
married on June 24. Amy is an alumna of 
William and Mary and Longwood College. 
They are living in Laguna Beach, Calif., 
while Mike completes his residency at 
Orange County Medical Center. 

Allan MacDonald was one of the teach- 
ers who attended the New England School 
Development Council "Project Write" 
workshop at Bowdoin last summer. 

Dick Marshall won the Maine State 
Amateur Golf Tourney in July. He led a 
field of 164 at the Wilson Lake Country 
Club in Wilton. 

Leonard Mulligan has been elected pres- 
ident of the Maine Oil Heat and Equip- 
ment Dealers Association. 



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Lloyd O. Bishop 
Wilmington College 
Wilmington, N. C. 28401 



Al Albert received a master of arts de- 
gree from Trinity College last June. 

Don Brewer has been named an assis- 
tant vice president of Canal National Bank 
in Portland. 

Bill Brown has been promoted to econo- 
mist in the American Bankers Association's 
Department of Economics and Research. 



Brad Fox is still a pilot with Western 
Airlines, but his address is new: 4952 Del- 
acrois Road, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif. 

Tony Funnell wrote in August: "Left 
NYC for the Caribbean in fall of 1964 to 
sail yawl Ondine to the Argentine for Tri- 
ennial BA/Rio Race, early 1965. Left her 
in Rio to return to Buenos Aires where I 
lived till end of 1966, employed variously 
as longshoreman, rewrite man for English 
language daily, Buenos Aires Herald. Also 
worked preparing Aberdeen Angus stud 
bulls for show and sale in center of Prov- 
ince of Buenos Aires. Am currently in New 
York Citv and writing for an aviation 
magazine." 

Whit Garland, who teaches social stud- 
ies at Yarmouth High School, was one of 
40 secondary school teachers from 30 
states who attended an Institute for Ad- 
vanced Study in Civics on Teaching about 
Communism last summer. The Institute 
was at Russell Sage College. Troy, N.Y., 
and was directed by Dave Spector '50, 
who is a member of the history and gov- 
ernment department there. 

John Higgins has been named chairman 
of the Rutland (Vt.) High School math 
department. He had been teaching in New- 
ton High School since 1960. 

Dimitri Jeon this summer moved to the 
Midland. Michigan, office of Dow Chem- 
ical Co. He will handle new environmental 
control systems developments nationally 
and total sales along the east coast. 

Tom Kneil is a member of the depart- 
ment of logopedics at Wichita State. 

Frank Paul has been appointed super- 
visor of electronic marketing communica- 
tions in the electronic, aerospace, and con- 
sumer marketing communications section 
of General Electric Co.'s Advertising and 
Sales Promotion Department in Schenec- 
tady, N.Y. 

Carl Scheffy is manager of an ice cream 
company in Wilmington, Mass. 

Chester Tcwne wrote to clear up the 
confusion about his mailing address which 
is RFD 2, Box 121-4, Katonah, N.Y. 
10536. He said: "The above is the correct 
mailing address, but should anyone visit, 
we live on Macaulay Road, Somers, and 
our telephone number is a Yorktown ex- 
change — very confusing." He is an elemen- 
tary school principal in the area. 

Dave Wies wrote in June: "I am now 
manager of compensation and benefits for 
I.T.T. General Controls in Glendale, Calif. 
Joyce is fine. Eddie, now six, is going into 
first grade, and Gerry is three. Hope all is 
well at Bowdoin." 

Al Wilson writes that he has left Nation- 
al Cash Register and joined Durion Co. in 
its purchasing department. 

Bob Windsor writes: "Still living in Cen- 
ter City. Philadelphia. Still involved in re- 
storing old houses, my own in particular. 
For past three years I have been with the 
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathe- 
matics as operations manager." 



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P. GlRARD KlRBY 

345 Brookline Street 
Needham, Mass. 02192 



Horst Albach was kind enough to send 
President Coles a copy of an article, 
"Simulation Models of Firm Growth," 
which Horst wrote for the German Eco- 
nomic Review. Horst is a university pro- 
fessor and lives in Bonn, West Germany. 

Bill Beeson has been awarded a fellow- 



39 



ship in a Ford Foundation program de- 
signed to train administrative personnel in 
performing arts organizations. He is train- 
ing at the Houston (Tex.) Alley Theater 
under the guidance of nationally known 
theater director Nina Vance. For the past 
five years he had been working for the 
Lavenson Bureau of Advertising in Phila- 
delphia. 

Ed Hall has been named district manag- 
er for northern Maine by Channing Co. 
Inc., one of the nation's largest mutual 
funds. Ed and his wife, Lynne, live at 54 
Court St., Houlton. 

Ron Harris has been named to the board 
of directors of the Maine Oil Heat and 
Equipment Dealers Association. 

Dr. John Libby has opened an office at 
130 Parker St., Lawrence, Mass. Before 
beginning his own practice he spent three 
years in eye specialty training at the New 
York-Bellevue Medical Center and one 
year in clinical research in visual and eye 
muscle disorders of children. 

Bob Roesch has taken a job with Hun- 
tington Electric Supply in Huntington, 
W.Va. He, Joyce, and their four children 
are living at 29 Candy Lane, Chesapeake, 
Ohio 45619. 

John Stearns has been promoted to as- 
sistant secretary in the group life, accident, 
and health acturial division of the Travel- 
ers Insurance Cos., Hartford. He has been 
with Travelers since 1956. 

Tim Stearns, who lives at 136 Judith 
Drive, Milford, Conn., has been named 
assistant store manager and operating su- 
perintendent of the new Sears, Roebuck 
Store which opened in the Lafayette Plaza 
shopping Center. 

Kurt Volk has been elected president of 
Kurt H. Volk Inc. and Volk Litho Inc., 
Milford, Conn. 

Fred Wilkins requests that we publish 
his new address: Narutowicza 79 m 31, 
Lodz, Poland. 



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John C. Finn 
6 Palmer Road 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 



Jim Carr is the new president of the 
Northeast District, YMCA, Presque Isle. 

Mike Coster has been appointed super- 
intendent of schools for Districts 8 and 9 
in Northumberland County, New Bruns- 
wick, Canada. 

Major Chris Jacobson is taking the reg- 
ular 10-month course at the Army Com- 
mand and General Staff College at Fort 
Leavenworth, Kan. He is among more than 
1,200 officers from the United States and 
51 allied nations who are preparing for 
duty as commanders and general staff 
officers in divisions or logistical commands. 

Frank Kinnelly, who is presently en- 
gaged in advanced economic studies at the 
Department of State Foreign Service Insti- 
tute, was promoted to class 5 in the For- 
eign Service of the United States. Frank 
and Billiann have two children. 

Dave Messer and Chikako Irene Koo of 
Tokyo married in Hingham, Mass., on 
June 24. Chikako is a graduate of Garland 
Junior College and Parsons School of De- 
sign. They are living in New York City. 

Hal Pendexter has been transferred to 
Danville, Va., by U.S. Gypsum and is per- 
sonnel manager of its new plant there. He, 
wife Marcia, and their two children, John 
(2) and Dianne (7 months), live at 115 
Ginger Drive in Danville. 

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David Seavey is assistant dean at Wyo- 
ming Seminary, Kingston, Pa. He and his 
wife, Sally Jane, and two children, Kathryn 
(3) and David (1), moved from Borden- 
town, N.J. in July. 

Fred Thome has replaced Ed Born as 
class agent. 



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OHN D. Wheaton 
) Sutton Place 
cwiston 04240 



Dr. John Anderson has left the U. S. 
Public Health Service Out-Patient Clinic in 
Atlanta, Ga. and has returned to Bruns- 
wick. He has joined the Merrymeeting 
Medical Group to practice internal medi- 
cine. 

Warren Burnell has moved to Bar Har- 
bor where he is a math teacher and foot- 
ball coach at Bar Harbor High School. 

Ron Desjardin is the new director of 
the Maine office of the United States 
Brewers Association Inc. He resigned from 
the Auburn Urban Renewal Authority to 
accept the post. 

Dig deep, gentlemen. We now have a 
director of the Alumni Fund as our class 
agent. Jim Fawcett is taking over from 
Pete Relic. To Pete goes our thanks for 
his good work. 

Willard Linscott has been elected trea- 
surer of the University of Maine Founda- 
tion. 

Bob Martin received a Ph.D. in chemis- 
try from the Louisiana State University in 
New Orleans in May. Bob was the recipi- 
ent of the first Ph.D. ever granted by 
LSUNO. Donald G. Davis, professor of 
chemistry and dean of the Graduate 
School, wrote: "His fine record here attests 
to the sound undergraduate training he re- 
ceived at Bowdoin. . . . Dr. Martin did his 
research work with me in electroanalytical 
chemistry. Because of his extensive knowl- 
edge and experimental ability, I predict a 
bright future for him. ... I feel that Bow- 
doin can be justly proud of his achieve- 
ment. We certainly are." Bob is now a 
postdoctoral research associate at Califor- 
nia Institute of Technology. 

Mary Jo and Pete Relic announce the 
arrival of their first child, Rebecca Lauren, 
on Aug. 13. 



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Brendan J. Teeling, M.D. 
32 Opal Avenue 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 



Dr. Rud Boucher is an Army captain 
serving in Vietnam. His home address is 
16140 Locherbie, Birmingham, Mich. 

Nathan and Sara Cogan announce the 
birth of their first child, David Morris, on 
July 27. 

Pete Dragonas has graduated from the 
Boston University Medical School and is 
interning in surgery at St. Luke's Hospital, 
New York City. 

Charles Dyer received a master of busi- 
ness administration from Harvard Univer- 
sity in June. 

Stuart Goldberg has been promoted to 
the rank of major in the Dental Corps and 
is stationed in Nuremberg, Germany, 
where he is executive officer of the 564th 
Med. Det. His mailing address is USA 
Central Dental Laboratory, 564th Medical 
Detachment, APO New York, N.Y. 09696. 

Edwin Hamblet is an assistant professor 
of Romance languages at Emory. 



Ken Judson has been made district sales 
supervisor for the Norton Co. in north- 
eastern Michigan. He has been with the 
company since 1963, the last two as dis- 
trict sales supervisor in Oregon. 

Dave Laurie married Christina Gunmere 
in Grafton, Mass., in May. Christina is a 
staff reporter for the News-Tribune, Wal- 
tham, and Dave is an underwriter for the 
Royal Globe Insurance Co., Boston. They 
live at 13-A Lester St., Needham. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Allan Stikeleather, whose 
mother, Mrs. Robert E. Stikeleather, died 
on Aug. 1. 

Dr. Brendan Teeling has entered prac- 
tice in Beverly, Mass., after completing a 
three year residency in opthalmology at 
the University Hospital, Boston. 

Dick Tuttle was separated from the Air 
Force with the rank of captain in August. 
He has returned to work with the Gould 
Equipment Co. in South Portland. He, his 
wife, and two boys spent the past year in 
Omaha, where Dick was assigned to SAC 
Headquarters. 



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Richard H. Downes 
General Theological Seminary 
175 Ninth Avenue 
New York, N. Y. 10011 



Bob Baldwin is living at 370 East 76th 
St., Apt. B901, New York, N.Y. 10021, 
and is a budget analyst with General Mo- 
tors Overseas Corp. 

Dr. George Blagogee has returned to 
Bologna, Italy, to begin a four-year resi- 
dency in obstetrics and gynecology at the 
University of Bologna Hospital. His ad- 
dress is Via Ortolani 41, 4039 Bologna. 

Bruce Bockmann received his master of 
business administration degree from Har- 
vard in June. 

From London we received word that 
Alain Chevalier was married on Sept. 2 to 
Honey Dempster at the Church of the 
Holy Redeemer in Chelsea. She is the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fergus Demp- 
ster of London and Mexico City. 

George Dean and his wife moved this 
summer into a house at Prince's Point on 
which they did the biggest part of the 
building. 

Ed Dunn is a medical officer with the 
Navy and mail can reach him addressed 
E. J. Dunn, Lt., MC, USNR, Medical Of- 
ficer, USS Chicago (CG11), FPO San 
Francisco, Calif. 96601. 

Tim Ellis was director this summer of 
Camp Chewonki, near Wiscasset. During 
the academic year he is an instructor in 
mathematics and assistant gym coach at 
the Hyde School in Bath. He's living at 
Pumpkin House, Wiscasset. 

Paul Galanti married Jean Ann Kelly on 
July 8 in Riverside, 111. She is a teacher at 
Mater Christi School in North Riverside, 
and Paul is associated with the law firm 
of Ross, Hardies, O'Keefe, Babcock, Mc- 
Dugald and Parsons. They are living in 
Chicago. 

Dixon Griffin is now an assistant comp- 
troller of the National Shawmut Bank of 
Boston. He, his wife, and three children 
live at 201 Weston Road, Wellesley. 

Bruce McCombe spent part of the sum- 
mer in Copenhagen, Denmark, attending a 
NATO Summer Advance Institute. Bruce 
is a physicist during the rest of the year 
at the Naval Research Laboratory in 
Washington, D.C. 

Jack Millar is division supervisor of 



merchandise accounts for Boston Gas 
Co. He lives at 48 Rockridge Road, Fra- 
mingham. 

Phil Wilson attended the 1967 Summer 
Institute for Secondary School Teachers of 
Biology at Bowdoin. He teaches biology at 
Lynnfield (Mass.) High School. 



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Lawrence C. Bickford 
Apartment 2A 
164 Ravine Avenue 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10701 



Dwight Baldwin, who teaches geology 
at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, spent 
the summer investigating the quality, quan- 
tity, and recurrence of ground water in 
northwest Butler and southwest Preble 
Counties in Ohio. His research was fi- 
nanced by a grant from the university. 

Lt. Seth Baldwin married Mrs. Karen 
Bachner at the First Presbyterian Church 
in Itasca, 111., on May 20. 

Bob Barlow received a Ph.D. in bio- 
physics from Rockefeller University last 
June. He was appointed assistant professor 
in the Graduate School of Syracuse. 

John Churchill received a master of 
arts degree with a major in Spanish from 
Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. 

Lymie Cousens is assistant to the presi- 
dent of the Hampton (N.H.) National 
Bank. 

Ted Gardner is working for Shell Oil 
Co. as a sales representative in Portland. 
He and Joyce live at 221 Ferry Road, 
Saco. 

Dustin Pease has been appointed a re- 
search associate in the Public Affairs Re- 
search Center at the College. Before join- 
ing the staff last summer he was executive 
secretary of a special commission studying 
economic and industrial development for 
the Rhode Island General Assembly. 

Sylvester Pratt passed the Maine Bar ex- 
aminations in August. In June Harvard 
awarded him a law degree. 

Brad Sheridan is head of the mathemat- 
ics department and coaches basketball at 
the North Middlesex Regional School in 
Pepperell, Mass. 

Dick Snow is teacher of history and gov- 
ernment and coach of track at Mechanic 
Falls High School. This past academic year 
he was on a fellowship at Florida State 
University and received a master's degree 
in government. He and his wife returned 
to Brunswick in the spring and their sec- 
ond child a daughter Kathryn Ann was 
born on June 25. 

Kent Spriggs has moved to 3576 S. West 
24th Terrace, Miami, Fla. 33145. He is an 
attorney for the South Florida Migrant Le- 
gal Services Program. 

Charlie Towle is studying for a Ph.D. in 
zoology at the University of New Hamp- 
shire. During the past summer he was em- 
ployed by Great Northern Paper Co. and 
worked in its Millinocket laboratory on 
pollution problems. 

Pete Travis and June Mooney married at 
Lyme, N.H., in June. June is a graduate of 
Trinity College, Dublin. They are living at 
2030 East 72nd St., Chicago. 



'62n 



Lt. Ronald F. Famiglietti 
663 Nelson Lane 
es Plaines, 111. 60016 



BARLOW '61 




Mike Buckley is teaching social studies 
at Staples (Conn.) High School. He re- 
ceived a master of arts in teaching degree 



from Wesleyan last summer. 

Ed Callahan wrote recently: "I have 
been working as a salesman for a paper 
company in the Boston area. I have been 
active in civic affairs. I have continued my 
athletic interests by participating in soft- 
ball and basketball leagues. Cynthia and I 
recently purchased a new ranch-style 
home. We have a daughter, Deborah, born 
Sept. 4, 1965, and our address is 18 Sher- 
wood Ave., Peabody." 

Bob Chaffee is on the administrative 
staff of Hamilton College as an assistant 
director in the public relations office. He 
and his family live at 1300 Griffin Road, 
Clinton, N.Y. 

Steve Coffin has left Northeast Harbor 
and is teaching English at Ellsworth High 
School. His home address is Hancock 
Point Road, Hancock. 

Capt. Paul Constantino's brother, 
George, has been promoted to the rank of 
major in the Marine Corps. They are both 
stationed at Camp Pendleton, where Paul 
is the prosecuting attorney to the judge ad- 
vocate of the law division at the camp. 
After the promotion both George and Paul 
were able to return home for the gradua- 
tion of their sister, Carol, from the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts. 

The Maine Medical Center informs us 
that Will Eastman and Andy Iverson are 
first year residents. The former is in gen- 
eral practice and the latter is in general 
surgery. 

David Evans was married on July 1 to 
Susan Hallagan of Cambridge. The new 
Mrs. Evans is employed by the Melrose 
public schools, and Dave is with Evans 
Cordage Co., Providence. 

Bob Freeman of 23 St. Lukes Road, 
Allston, Mass., wrote last summer: "Served 
four years as a lieutenant in the Air Force 
(two of them in the Far East) and one 
year as a trainee and credit analyst for 
N.E. Merchants Bank. I will attend Har- 
vard Business School in the fall." 

Neil Love was busy this summer in 
Goshen, N.Y., as director of the Candle- 
light Theater. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Bryan McSweeny, whose fath- 
er, Bryan M. McSweeny, died on Sept. 19. 

Dick Merrill is a doctor in the Army 
and has the rank of captain. In August he 
completed the medical service officer basic 
course at Brooke Medical Center, Fort 
Sam Houston, Tex. 

Pete Mone was wounded in the foot by 
shrapnel in August, but is apparently mak- 
ing a good recovery. When he wrote he 
said that he expected to return to the 
United States between Nov. 1 and 10. 
Since arriving in Vietnam he has been 
awarded the Vietnam Campaign Medal, 
Vietnam Service Medal, Air Medal, Bronze 
Star, Army Commendation Medal, and a 
Purple Heart. 

Tony Paul is a member of the depart- 



ment of philosophy at Miami University, 
Oxford, Ohio. He previously taught philos- 
ophy at Johns Hopkins. 

Norm Pierce was ordained a deacon of 
the Methodist Church in June. He is pas- 
tor of the Wareham and Marion (Mass.) 
Methodist Churches. 

John Rex writes: "I've moved to 31 Lin- 
da Drive, Buffalo, N.Y. 14225. Everyone is 
welcome." 

Henry Schumacher has received his mas- 
ter's from the East-West Center in Hawaii 
and is advising AID trainees for Vietnam. 
His address is 1555B Thurston Ave., Ho- 
nolulu, Hawaii 96822. 

Charlie Speleotis received a law degree 
from B. U. and at commencement was 
awarded the William G. Clark Scholarship 
Fund Award for his work. In July his 
family and friends gave a surprise party 
for him before he entered the Army. He 
is stationed at Fort Bliss, Tex. 

Bob Terwilliger and Nora Ellen Barclay 
were married in May at Branford, Conn. 
They are living in Boston where Bob is 
completing studies for a Ph.D. at B. U. 

Al Titus writes: "After spending five 
months in Europe during the summer and 
fall of 1962, I entered the Army for two 
years. Upon my release from active duty 
I joined DuPont's Textile Fibers Depart- 
ment. I'm still single with no immediate 
marital prospects. I can't say that I don't 
enjoy the life of a bachelor in New York 
City even though it is quite expensive." 



63. 



HARLES MlCOLEAU 

89 Cony Street 
ugusta, Maine 04331 



Army Lt. Wayne Adams is an adviser 
with a Vietnamese Army unit in Don 
Luan, about 65 miles north-northeast of 
Bien Hoa. 

Andy Allen is a dental intern at the 
Letterman Army Hospital in San Francis- 
co. His wife and daughter joined him in 
the fall after spending the summer in 
Maine. 

Leigh Boyer and Alice Jean Flanagan 
married on Sept. 9 at Biddeford. 

Jim Bradner received a commission with 
the rank of lieutenant in the Army at the 
Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga., 
in June. 

Dirk Burghout writing to Mr. Wilder in 
July said: "I graduated in economics at 
the Netherlands School of Economics in 
Rotterdam and am now an ensign in the 
Royal Netherlands Air Force working at 
Staff Headquarters in The Hague. After 
my two years of military service I plan to 
pursue a diplomatic career in the Dutch 
foreign service. My address in The Hague 
is 152 Noordeinde, and I hope that any 
old Bowdoin friends passing through will 
stop by." 

Phil Coelho has been appointed an as- 
sistant professor of economics at Western 
Washington State College in Bellingham. 

Pete Deeks was married on June 10 to 
Constance Susan Grumpelt of Salisbury, 
Conn. Pete is attending the Graduate 
School of Business Administration at Co- 
lumbia University. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Frost announce 
the birth of a daughter, Laura Catherine, 
in June. 

Burt Haggett and Sandra Brenner mar- 
ried on June 18. Burt received his Ph.D. 
in psychology from the University of 
Maine, and the bride will receive a doctor 



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of veterinary medicine degree from the 
University of Pennsylvania in 1968. They 
are living in Havertown, Pa., at 722 Law- 
son Avenue. Burt is teaching at Villanova. 

Mitchell Kalpakgian wrote in August: 
"I am in the last stages of the Ph.D. in 
English here at the University of Kansas. 
Starting in the fall I will be teaching full 
time at Simpson College, Indianola." 

Jim Keeley received a bachelor of laws 
degree from Vanderbilt University School 
of Law. He is an associate with the Provi- 
dence, R.I., law firm of Hinckley, Allen, 
Salisbury and Parsons. 

Steve Lee married Marcia Elizabeth Hall 
on June 3 in Bath. Steve is working in W. 
Hartford and they will make their home 
in Wethersfield, Conn. 

Dr. Lawrence Lifson is in his first year 
of psychiatric training at Boston State Hos- 
pital. 

Dianne and Bob Mallory announce the 
birth of their first child, a son, Scott Sher- 
wood, born on July 2. 

Bob Page and Jane Yardley married on 
June 14 at Chatham Hall, Va. Bob entered 
B.U. Law School in September after re- 
turning from active duty with the Seventh 
Fleet aboard the destroyer Hissem. The 
Pages are living at 36 Irving St., Cam- 
bridge. 

Bruce Parker is head coach of hockey 
at Medford (Mass.) High School. 

Paul Quinlan married Maria Theresia 
Smulski in Chicopee (Mass.) on June 3. 
They are living in East Haven and Paul 
is working toward a doctorate degree in 
clinical psychology at Yale. 

Bob Simon and Harriet Marie Salk mar- 
ried at Providence in July. Bob is asso- 
ciated with the law firm of Simon and 
Simon, Salem, Mass. 

Jack Snyder has replaced Bob Ford as 
our class agent. Since leaving the service 
Jack has become associated with the 
M.I.T. Press in Cambridge, Mass. 

Bill Whit is studying for a master of 
theology degree at Harvard Divinity 
School. 

On June 3 Dr. Dick Winslow married 
Elizabeth Fackler Hahn in Gladwyne, Pa. 
They are living in New York City where 
Dick is an intern at Bellevue Hospital, Co- 
lumbia University service. 



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David W. Fitts 
40 Leslie Road 
Auburndale, Mass. 



02166 



Dick Bail received his bachelor of med- 
ical science degree from Dartmouth Med- 
ical School in June. 

Steve Beale and Dave Cohen passed the 
Maine Bar examinations in August. 

Lt. Sanford Crane was married to Pe- 
nelope Jane Fischer of Beverly, Mass., on 
May 6. 

Jack Dunn was commissioned an ensign 
in the Navy in June. 

Bob Farquharson graduated from the 
Lniversity of Chicago Law School in June. 

The Rooke Chapel at Bucknell Univer- 
sity, Lewisburg, Pa. was the scene of the 
wedding of Pete Fenton and Anne Peyton 
Nicholson on Aug. 13. They are residing 
on Adams Road, Brunswick, while await- 
ing a Peace Corps assignment. 

Class Secretary Dave Fitts, his wife 
Bette, and son David were at Fort Knox, 
Ky., until October, when Dave completed 
the Armor Officer's Basic Course. When 
Dave wrote, he said that he expected to be 

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Class of 1965 Agent Berle Schiller received the 
Class of 1916 Bowl and Robert Seaver Edwards 
Trophy from Alumni Fund Chairman Lew Vafiades 
'42 at the Alumni Council-Alumni Fund meeting 
in November. Bowl is awarded annually to the 
class whose record in support of the fund shows 
greatest improvement. The trophy goes to that 
one of the ten most recent graduating classes 
which achieves the highest dollar performance. 

assigned to Fort Lewis, Wash. Dave re- 
ceived a bachelor of laws degree from B.U. 
last June, has taken the Massachusetts Bar 
examinations, and is awaiting the results. 

Ken Fontecchio is president of his class 
at New York University College of Den- 
tistry and is a member of the Student Ad- 
visory Board to the President. 

Bob Frank received an LL.B. degree 
from Harvard in June. 

Don Handal wrote in July: "After 
reading in the latest Alumnus that Pete 
Small had reported my marriage, I feel 
obligated to relate a few of the more 
printable events in Peter's recent past. 

"He is currently serving as command- 
ing officer of the Coast Guard Loran 
Transmitting Station, Talampulan Island, 
Busuanga, Republic of the Philippines. 
(Mailing address is Box 19, USNS FPO 
San Francisco, Calif. 96652.) In spite of 
the long name, the station is located on a 
tropical 'mini-isle' 200 miles southwest of 
Manila. It is inhabited by 2,000 natives, 
14 enlisted Coast Guardsmen and Pete. 
Being a true son of Bowdoin he quickly 
discovered several rather tasty local brews, 
purchased an outrigger canoe, and has be- 
gun to travel extensively through the local 
waters. In his travels he reports of meet- 
ings with an unusual breed of women 
known as Peace Corpsmen. (He compares 
them rather unfavorably with the West- 
brook J.C. variety.) As of his latest letter 
Pete is still fat and happy and experienc- 
ing no withdrawal pains from civilization. 

"As for myself, I have resided in San 
Francisco for the past three years serving 
as administrative officer for the Coast 
Guard Base and Training Center, Alame- 
da, Calif. My wife and I are currently liv- 
ing at 3495 Sacramento St., San Francisco. 
After my release from active duty next 
spring, we hope to tour Europe for sev- 
eral months prior to settling down near 
New York City." 

Bill Hughes received an LL.B. from 
Harvard in June. 

Dave Kilgour, who was married in June, 
writes to let us know that his address is 
180 Cross Highway, Westport, Conn. 

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Kloppman are the 
proud parents of a son, Shawn William, 
born on May 19. Grant is working in the 
trust department of the Mellon Bank in 
Pittsburgh. Grant was also awarded a J. D. 
degree by Western Reserve University. 

Pete Martini became the father of a girl, 
Chrysa Lee, on Aug. 10. 



Lt. James C. Rosenfeld 
3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry 
APO New York, N. Y. 09036 



Dave Coupe was promoted to Army 
first lieutenant in June in Vietnam where 
he is serving with the 36th Signal Battalion 
near Bien Hoa. He is serving as the execu- 
tive officer with Company A. Dave's wife, 
Margery, lives at 138 Sayles Ave., Pas- 
coag, R.I. with their daughter, Lesley Su- 
san, born Nov. 26, 1966. 

Kerry Crosby is a Navy Link Flight In- 
structor. His mailing address is Training 
AIDS Div., NAAS, Whiting Field, Milton, 
Fla. 32570. 

Larry Dorman is an instructor in history 
at the Watkinson School, Hartford, Conn. 
He and his wife, Vivian, and their daugh- 
ter, Jessica, live at 55 Timber Trail, Weth- 
ersfield, Conn. 

Pete Elliott has received a master's de- 
gree in classics from Princeton and has 
continued his studies there with a NDEA 
Fellowship. 

Paul Feyling is a Peace Corps commu- 
nity worker in Colombia. 

Fitz Hardcastle and Sarah Sherman, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sherman 
'35, married on Sept. 3 at Ipswich, Mass. 
Fitz is stationed aboard the USS Muliphen. 

Lt. Bob Harrington and Martha Ellen 
Bowlen married at Fort Sill, Okla., on 
March 4. Bob is an instructor at Fort Sill. 
He and Martha are living in Lawton, Okla. 

Bill Hyde was married on July 29 to 
Connie Gayle Bazemore in Fitzgerald, Ga. 

Charlie Kahili was commissioned an 
Army second lieutenant after graduating 
from the Infantry Officer Candidate 
School, Fort Benning. He and his wife Su- 
zanne are living at 103 Lockwood Court, 
Columbus, Ga. 

Sig Knudsen has graduated from West- 
ern Reserve University, Cleveland, with a 
master of science degree in social ad- 
ministration. 

Russell Olson married Sara Jane An- 
drews on May 13 in East Walpole, Mass. 
Russ is serving in the Army and is sta- 
tioned in Germany. 

Army Lt. Don Rucker was wounded in 
Vietnam last spring, was hospitalized for 
a time at the Valley Forge General Hos- 
pital in Pennsylvania, and is now stationed 
in the Washington, D.C., area. 

The Graduate Committee at Indiana 
University has awarded Roger Saillant the 
Robert Chernin Award for 1967 for out- 
standing research work in "C-500: Intro- 
duction to Research." He will hold a grad- 
uate school fellowship this coming year. 

Berle Schiller, who is president of New 
York University's Pre-Bar Association, was 
sent to Honolulu last summer to the meet- 
ing of the American Bar Association. 
While there, he was elected as one of the 
two student delegates to the House of 
Delegates of the American Bar Associa- 
tion. 

Dave Solmitz is a community worker in 
the New Channels program of Merry- 
meeting Community Action, Brunswick. 

Charlie Toomajian and his family are 
living at 1740 Slaterville Road, Ithaca, 
NY. 

George Trask is teaching mathematics at 
Morse High School in Bath. 

Russ Weigel is with the Peace Corps in 
Micronesia. Mail will reach him if it is 
sent to 72 Hillsboro Drive, West Hartford, 
Conn. 



w 



Daniel W. Tolpin 

374 Chestnut Hill Avenue 

Brookline, Mass. 02146 



transferred to the Bridgton office at that 
time. Until then, I will still be at the main 
office in Portland. Present address is Mount 
Auburn Ave., Auburn 04210." 



Dave Babson was commissioned an 
Army second lieutenant upon graduation 
from the Signal Officer Candidate School 
at Fort Gordon, Ga., on July 27. 

Pete Beaven spent the summer at Ox- 
ford University, England. He was enrolled 
in a literature course. 

Bob Butkus married Maureen Bernadette 
Teed in July. They live in Raleigh, N.C. 

Vaughan Cogswell and Patricia Ellen 
Farrar married in July at Dover, N.H. Pat 
is a junior at the University of New Hamp- 
shire, and Vaughan is attending the Grad- 
uate School. 

John Costello is principal of the Ches- 
ter (Mass.) grammar school. 

While enroute to Vietnam in August, Lt. 
Jim Day stopped off in Dallas to visit his 
brother. Jim is in intelligence. 

Dave Foye is teaching science at the 
Burkland Junior High School in Middle- 
boro, Mass. 

Peter Hirschman and Carol Weiss were 
married in June in New York City. Carol 
is studying at Columbia University for a 
master's degree in special education while 
Pete works towards his Ph.D. in micro- 
biology at Rutgers. 

Nat Page was married to Fay West- 
brook Hauberg on Bainbridge Island, 
Wash., in June. Fay is an alumna of Mid- 
dlebury College. Their address is c/o U.S. 
Peace Corps, P.O. Box 194, Accra, Ghana, 
where they are teachers. 

Ed Parent and Sharon Downing were 
married on June 10. Ed is doing graduate 
work at Brown University. They are living 
at 146 Oak St., Providence. 

Ray Reed was married to Nancy Elaine 
Groves in Lewiston on June 17. The bride 
received her master's degree from the Uni- 
versity of Maine in August. They are living 
in Troy, N.Y., where Ray is studying for 
his doctorate at Rensselaer on a fellow- 
ship granted by the Atomic Energy Com- 
mission. Nancy is teaching. 

Charles Rosenberg returned to Maine in 
June to marry Frances Lynn Raymond. 
They are living in Hackensack, N.J. 
Charlie is working for L. C. Rosenberg 
Inc. He is the fourth generation of Rosen- 
bergs to be connected with the insurance 
company. 

Barry Smith and his wife are the parents 
of a son, Nathan Norris, born on July 13 
in Freeport. 

Dan Tolpin and Harriet Gay Simons 
were married in Marblehead, Mass. in 
June. They live at 374 Chestnut Hill Ave- 
nue, Brookline. Dan is a medical student 
at Tufts Medical School and Harriet is a 
graduate of Wellesley College. She is con- 
tinuing her studies for a doctorate at Bos- 
ton College. 

Mike Walker and Mary Levering 
Chandler married in Falmouth on July 29. 
Mary's father, the Rev. A. L. Chandler, 
officiated. Mike is a private first class in 
the Army and is stationed at Fort Meade, 
Md. He and Mary are living in Laurel. 

Andy White in August wrote: "In June 
I became engaged to Anita Miller, also of 
Auburn. We plan to marry on Dec. 30. 
Anita graduated from Bates in April and 
will teach third grade in Mechanic Falls 
this coming year. I will be finished with 
my training program at Casco Bank & 
Trust Co. in January and expect to be 



'67! 



Daniel E. Boxer 
Apt. B3G Fairview Manor 
518 Dryden Road 
thaca, N. Y. 14850 



Wayne Abbott and Janet Ann Chase 
married in July at Chelmsford, Mass. They 
are living in Philadelphia. Wayne is at- 
tending the Philadelphia College of Osteo- 
pathic Medicine. 

Dana Blanchard and Lucia Jane Bryant 
of Litchfield, Conn., married in June. They 
are living in New London, Conn. 

Dan Boxer and Sara Etta Koirth have 
married. Sara is an alumna of the Univer- 
sity of New Hampshire. They are living in 
Ithaca, N.Y., while Dan attends Cornell 
Law School. 

Bruce Burton and Jamie Ann Crowl 
were married in July. They are living in 
Scotland while Bruce attends graduate 
school at the University of Edinburgh. 

Dick Caliri and Elizabeth Ann Corbett 
married on July 29 at Quincy, Mass. They 
are living in Cambridge, Mass. Dick is at- 
tending Harvard Law School. 

Dave Comeau and Jo Ann Greenhalgh 
married on Aug. 19. Jo Ann is a graduate 
of the University of Maine and is work- 
ing for the Needham (Mass.) School De- 
partment. Dave is a student at Tufts Den- 
tal School. 

The setting for Tom Cranshaw's wed- 
ding to Merilyn Leslie Brown in June was 
the South Parish Congregational Church 
in Augusta. Merilyn is a graduate of the 
University of Maine, and is employed as a 
social worker in Ithaca. Tom is doing 
graduate work at Cornell University and 
they are living in Ithaca. 

Virgil Cumming and Jane Mary Goyette 
married last summer. They are living in 
Hartford, Conn. Virgil is employed by the 
Connecticut Bank and Trust Co. 

Doug Dionne is an instructor in biology 
and earth science at the Scarborough 
School, Scarborough, N.Y. 

Mark Harmon and Susan Kaplan mar- 
ried at Boston in July. They are living in 
Waltham, Mass., while Mark attends the 
Boston College Law School. 

The marriage of Bob Lunny and Ann 
Stocker took place on June 17 in Sanford. 
Bob is attending graduate school at the 
University of Connecticut. 



In Memory 



Nat B. T. Barker '02 

Dr. Nat Bailey Twycross Barker, a physi- 
cian in Yarmouth since 1933 and a general 
practitioner for more than 60 years, died on 
June 8, 1967, in a Portland hospital after a 
brief illness. One of the last of the old-time 
rural physicians, he remained active until 
the last and still had a few patients whom 
he attended regularly. Born in Dresden on 
Jan. 27, 1878, he prepared for college at 



Bridge Academy and following his gradu- 
ation from Bowdoin entered the Maine 
Medical School at the College, from which 
he received his M.D. degree in 1905. He 
began practice as a mill physician for the 
St. Croix Paper Co. in Woodland, where 
he remained until 1926. He estimated that 
he treated as many as 25,000 injured 
woodsmen and mill workers during this 
period. He practiced in Islesboro for four 
years before going to Yarmouth in 1933. 
Dr. Barker was a medical examiner for 
the Cumberland County Selective Service 
Board from 1940 to 1962. He was a trustee 
of the Yarmouth Public Library and of 
Bridge Academy. A member of the Masons 
and the Kora Temple Shrine, he had re- 
ceived a 60-year service medal from the 
Maine Medical Association in 1965. He 
was a member of the Woodland School 
Board for 21 years and of the Yarmouth 
School Board for several years. For a time 
he was the chief emergency medical officer 
for the Maine Civilian Defense Council. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine 
Blaisdell Barker, whom he married in 
Winterport on Aug. 30, 1917; and a sister, 
Miss Pattie Barker of Yarmouth. 



Harrison J. Hunt '02 

Dr. Harrison Joseph Hunt, a well-known 
Bangor physician, died on July 17, 1967, 
at the Eastern Maine General Hospital in 
that city. Born on June 1, 1878, in Brewer, 
he prepared for college at Bangor High 
School and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin entered the Maine Medical 
School, from which he received his M.D. 
degree in 1905. He practiced for two years 
in Bangor and then for six years in Island 
Falls before joining the Crocker Land ex- 
pedition of Donald B. MacMillan '98 in 
1913 as surgeon and explorer. Starting in 
December 1916 from Etah, 100 miles 
north of Cape York, now Thule, he made 
an epic and hazardous 1,000-mile journey 
by dog sledge and kayak down the coast 
of Greenland to Holsteinburg. Taking the 
Danish mailboat to the Faroe Islands, he 
cabled to the American Museum of Nat- 
ural History the need for a relief ship at 
Etah. In spite of the German blockade in 
World War I, he arrived in New York in 
June 1917. 

Dr. Hunt later served in the National 
Guard, specialized in urology at Peter Bent 
Brigham Hospital and Massachusetts Gen- 
eral Hospital, both in Boston, and opened 
a urology department at the Eastern Maine 
General Hospital and a Bangor office. For 
32 years he conducted a clinic for the 
Maine Department of Health under the 
United States Health Department. Learn- 
ing from the Maine Sea Coast Mission of 
the great need for a doctor on Swans Is- 
land, off Blue Hill Bay on the Maine 
coast, he served there for six years, re- 
turning to Bangor in 1960. He was a 
member of the Penobscot County Medical 
Society, the Maine Medical Association, 
and the American Medical Association and 
was resident consultant on the medical 
staff of the Eastern Maine General Hos- 
pital. A member of the Ashville Communi- 
ty Church, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Marion Webb Hunt, whom he married on 
June 28, 1905, in Boston; a daughter, Mrs. 
Ruth Hunt Thompson; two grandchildren 
and three great-grandchildren. His frater- 
nity was Alpha Delta Phi. 



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John M. Bridgham '04 

John Merrill Bridgham, professor emeritus 
of classical languages at Grinnell College, 
died on Aug. 19, 1967, in Grinnell, Iowa, 
at the age of 85. Born on March 25, 1882, 
in Dexter, he prepared for college at the 
local high school and following his gradu- 
ation from Bowdoin summa cum laude re- 
ceived a master of arts degree from Dart- 
mouth College in 1905 and a doctor of 
philosophy degree from the University of 
Wisconsin in 1913. He taught for a year 
at Hanover High School in New Hamp- 
shire and for two years at the Groton 
School in Massachusetts. After a year 
spent doing graduate work at the Univer- 
sity of Chicago, he taught history and 
classics at Bowdoin in 1908-09. During the 
next two years he was Professor of Latin 
at Ripon College in Wisconsin. He did 
graduate work at the University of Wis- 
consin in 1911-12 and again in the summer 
of 1913. During 1912-13 he was an in- 
structor in classics at the University of 
Washington. 

From 1913 until 1918 Mr. Bridgham 
taught at Wisconsin State Teachers' Col- 
lege in LaCrosse and then for eight years 
was professor of Latin at Cornell College 
in Iowa. He became professor of classics 
at Grinnell in 1926 and retired in 1947, 
although he continued to teach on a part- 
time basis for the next three years. For 
many years he also served as a band 
director at several of these institutions, 
including Cornell and Grinnell. As recent- 
ly as November 1966 he was filling in as 
a bass drummer for the Pioneer Pep Band 
at athletic events in Grinnell. A member 
of the Classical Association of the Middle 
West and South, he is survived by four 
sons, David M. Bridgham of Boston. John 
F. Bridgham of Benton Harbor, Mich., 
Paul E. Bridgham of St. Joseph, Mich., 
and Philip L. Bridgham of Rockville, Md.; 
a sister, Mrs. Louise Card of Dexter; nine 
grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He 
was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and 
Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternities. 



Paul Laidley '05 

Paul Laidley, who for many years was 
engaged in the real estate business in St. 
Louis, Mo., died last spring at the age of 
84. Born on Oct. 13. 1882, in St. Louis, 
he prepared for college at Smith Academy 
there and attended Princeton University 
for two years before transferring to Bow- 
doin. After his graduation in 1905 he re- 
turned to St. Louis, where he was asso- 
ciated with the Victor Chemical Company 
Works for some years. During World 
War I he was a first lieutenant in the Army 
and saw service in France. After the war 
he worked for the R. E. Laidley Lumber 
Co. in St. Louis before going into the real 
estate business. 

Mr. Laidley is survived by a son, Paul 
Laidley Jr. '36 of Westport, Conn.; and a 
brother, R. Edward Laidley of St. Louis. 
His fraternity was Psi Upsilon. 



Raymond Calkins H'07 

Dr. Raymond Calkins, minister of the First 
Church, Congregational, in Cambridge, 
Mass., from 1912 until his retirement in 
1940, died on July 16, 1967, in Belmont, 
Mass., at the age of 97. Born on Aug. 10, 

44 



1869, in Buffalo, N. Y., he prepared for 
college at Newton (Mass.) High School 
and was graduated from Harvard College 
in 1890 summa cum laude. He was a mem 
ber of the faculty at the Belmont (Calif.) 
School and then taught modern languages 
at Iowa College (now Grinnell) in 1892- 
93. During the next few years he taught 
French and German at Harvard, receiving 
a master of arts degree there in 1894, and 
carried on theological studies at the Har- 
vard Divinity School. He was ordained to 
the ministry in 1896 and became assistant 
minister at the Congregational Church in 
Pittsfield, Mass. In 1903 he was called to 
the State Street Congregational Church in 
Portland, where he remained until 1912, 
when he accepted a call to Cambridge. 

Dr. Calkins served as a member of the 
Harvard College Board of Preachers and 
in 1926 delivered the Lyman Beecher Lec- 
tures at Yale. He was also a lecturer at 
Bangor Theological Seminary, Hartford 
Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity 
School, and the Episcopal Theological 
School in Cambridge; had served as a 
trustee of Bangor Theological Seminary 
and Bradford Junior College; and was for 
nearly 50 years a director of the New Eng- 
land Watch and Ward Society. He was 
also president of the Board of Directors 
of the General Theological Library from 
1944 to 1954. He received honorary doc- 
tor of divinity degrees from Bowdoin in 
1907 and from Grinnell in 1914. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Adele Herrick 
Calkins, whom he married on Feb. 25, 
1954, in Boston. 



Joseph A. Davis '08 

Joseph Albert Davis, a retired educator and 
1908 class agent in the Bowdoin Alumni 
Fund from 1958 until 1966, died in Port- 
land on Aug. 22, 1967. Born on March 7, 
1882. in Westbrook, he prepared for col- 
lege at Westbrook Seminary and following 
his graduation from Bowdoin magna cum 
laude served as principal of Freeport High 
School for a year and as principal of 
Houlton High School for another year. He 
taught Latin at Fitchburg (Mass.) High 
School and at the Horace Mann School 
and then was principal of West Chester 
(Pa.) High School for three years. He was 
also principal of Wellesley (Mass.) High 
School and St. Johnsbury Academy in 
Vermont before becoming superintendent 
of household at Girard College in Phila- 
delphia in 1920. He remained at Girard 
until his retirement in 1949. 

Mr. Davis did graduate work at Colum- 
bia University and at the University of 
Pennsylvania, from which he received a 
master of arts degree in 1914. A member 
of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, the 
Horticultural Society, and the Fairmount 
Park Association, he was a deputy of the 
Mayflower Descendants in Pennsylvania 
and a trustee of the Arch Street Presbyte- 
rian Church in Philadelphia. He had also 
served as president of the Bowdoin Club 
of Philadelphia and as Secretary of the 
New England Society of Pennsylvania. He 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha McGee 
Davis, whom he married in Gardner, Mass., 
on Feb. 21, 1912; a son, Joseph A. Davis 
Jr. of New Britain, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. 
Alma D. Struble of Kennett Square, Pa.; 
two brothers, Amos S. Davis of Biddeford 
Pool and Kenneth M. Davis of Westbrook; 
a sister, Mrs. Ernest Witham of Edison, 



N. J.; and six grandchildren. He was a 
member of Theta Delta Chi and Phi Beta 

Kappa Fraternities. 



Kent Packard '08 

Kent Packard, a retired insurance execu- 
tive, died on June 19, 1967, in Bryn Mawr, 
Pa. Born on Dec. 19, 1886, in Reading, 
Mass., he prepared for college at Episcopal 
Academy in Philadelphia, attended Bow- 
doin in 1904, and also studied at Harvard 
College. He was associated with the Du 
Pont Powder Co. in New Jersey and was a 
newspaper reporter and editor in Boston 
before returning to Philadelphia in 1908. 
Following four more years as a reporter 
and editor and two years with an advertis- 
ing agency, he entered the insurance field 
in 1914. He was for many years secretary 
of the firm of Stokes, Packard & Smith 
Inc., and at the time of his retirement in 
1963 was an assistant vice president in the 
Philadelphia office of Marsh, McLennan 
Inc., a successor firm. 

A director of the Walnut Street Asso- 
ciation from 1920 until 1946, Mr. Pack- 
ard was a member of the Philadelphia 
Insurance Agents and Brokers Associa- 
tion, the Insurance Federation of Penn- 
sylvania, the Athenaeum Society of the 
War of 1812, the Society of the Founders 
and Patriots, the Historical Society of 
Pennsylvania, the Harvard Club of Phila- 
delphia, and the Society of Indian Wars. 
He was also a student of Civil War history 
and wrote verse, short stories, and special 
articles. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Edna Darrach Packard, whom he married 
in Philadelphia on June 12, 1915; two sons, 
Kent Packard Jr. of Malvern, Pa., and 
Henry D. Packard of Bernardsville, N. J.; 
and four grandchildren. His fraternity was 
Psi Upsilon. 



Mark W. Burlingame '12 

Mark Westcott Burlingame, retired ad- 
vertising director of Salt Water Sportsman 
magazine and author of several books on 
salt and fresh water fishing, died on June 
8, 1967, in Mattapan, Mass. Born on Aug. 
17, 1886, in Elmira, N. Y., he prepared for 
college at Boston English High School and 
at Phillips Exeter Academy and attended 
Bowdoin from 1908 until 1910. He then 
worked in Boston for the New England 
Telephone and Telegraph Co. and the 
Western Union Telegraph Co. before be- 
coming advertising manager of National 
Sportsman in 1914. In 1919 he became 
publicity director for the Maine State Ag- 
ricultural and Industrial League. For more 
than 25 years he was associated with Salt 
Water Sportsman, published in Boston, first 
as advertising manager and then as adver- 
tising director. He retired several years ago. 
Mr. Burlingame is survived by two sons, 
Mark W. Burlingame Jr. of Sharon, Mass., 
and Brooks Burlingame of Newton, Mass. 
His fraternity was Zeta Psi. 



H. Danforth Ross M'13 

Dr. Harold Danforth Ross, a general prac- 
titioner and community leader in Sanford, 
died at the Henrietta D. Goodall Hospital 
there on April 28, 1967, following a long 
illness. Born on May 21, 1886, in Phillips, 
he prepared at the local high school and 



worked for his father, a farmer who spe- 
cialized in beef cattle, for the next four 
years before entering the Maine Medical 
School at Bowdoin, from which he was 
graduated in 1913. He interned at the 
Salem (Mass.) Hospital and then practiced 
for two years in Union, N. H., and part of 
another year in Dover, N. H. In January 
1917 he moved to Sanford, where he 
started a hospital which he operated until 
the Goodall Hospital opened in 1928. Pres- 
ident of the Goodall staff, he served as 
chairman for a recently-completed public 
subscription drive portion of a $1.8 million 
expansion program. 

Dr. Ross was the founder of the Com- 
munity Chest, now the United Fund, in the 
Sanford area. He was chairman of the 
board of the Sanford -Trust Co. He was 
also a founder and the first president of the 
Industrial Development Corp. of Sanford, 
started in 1959. He was chairman of the 
Sanford Urban Renewal Authority, had 
been a trustee of the North Parish Congre- 
gational Church since 1925, and was the 
last surviving charter member of the San- 
ford-Springvale Rotary Club. He was a 
member of the Elks, a 50-year Mason, 
and a member of the Fish and Game Club, 
the Sanford Town Club, and the Sanford 
Country Club. In 1961 he received an 
honorary doctor of humane letters degree 
from Nasson College. In September 1966 
some 1,000 people turned out to honor 
him on "Dr. Ross Community Appreciation 
Day." About one-third of those in atten- 
dance were "Dr. Ross babies." Surviving 
are his wife, Mrs. Edith Leonard Ross, 
whom he married on Aug. 1, 1914, in 
Waterboro; a daughter, Mrs. Jean R. Mc- 
Neill of Westwood, Mass.; a sister, Mrs. 
Vena Morse of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and 
three grandsons. 



Warren D. Eddy '14 

Warren Day Eddy, retired manager of the 
Maine Savings Bank's Real Estate and 
Mortgage Department, died on July 1, 
1967, at his summer home on Little Sebago 
Lake in Gray, only a month and two days 
after the death of his wife, the former 
Marion Longley, whom he married on 
June 10, 1918. Born on Sept. 1, 1891, in 
Portland, he prepared for college at Port- 
land High School and following his grad- 
uation from Bowdoin joined the Oxford 
Paper Co. He was later associated with 
the Cumberland Shipbuilding Co., the 
American Can Co., and the Maine Lakes 
and Coast Co. before serving as a mem- 
ber of Portland's Board of Assessors from 
1927 until 1934, when he joined the Maine 
Savings Bank. He retired officially in Oc- 
tober 1961 but continued to be active in 
real estate appraisal work. 

During World War I Mr. Eddy served 
in the Army as a battalion sergeant major. 
A past commander of the Caldwell Post 
of the American Legion, he was elected to 
the Portland Water District Board of 
Trustees in 1957 and was reelected in 1962, 
serving as president of the board in 1966. 
He was a member of the Woodfords Club 
and the Masons and was a past president 
of the Bowdoin Club of Portland. He is 
survived by a daughter, Mrs. Barbara E. 
Nowlin of Lynchburg, Va.; two sons, Dr. 
Warren D. Eddy Jr. '43 of Tucson, Ariz., 
and Harry B. Eddy '45 of Portland; and 
14 grandchildren. His fraternity was Delta 
Kappa Epsilon. 



E. Carl Moran Jr. '17 

Edward Carl Moran Jr., Maine's "Mr. 
Democrat" during the New Deal era, died 
unexpectedly on July 12, 1967, in Rock- 
land. Born there on Dec. 29, 1894, he pre- 
pared for college at the local high school 
and following his graduation from Bowdoin 
cum laude in 1917 entered the Army, in 
which he served as a first lieutenant until 
March 1919, when he became president of 
the family insurance firm, E. C. Moran 
Co. Inc. He was the Democratic candi- 
date for governor of Maine in 1928 and 
1930 and was elected to the 73rd Congress 
from the Second Maine District in 1932. 
He also served in the 74th Congress. Up- 
on the completion of his second term in 
1937 he was appointed a member of the 
United States Maritime Commission, on 
which he served for three years. During 
World War II he was director of the Office 
of Price Administration in Maine, and in 
1945 he was appointed assistant secretary 
of labor in the federal government. He re- 
turned to Rockland and was chairman of 
the City Council when the new council- 
manager form of government went into 
effect. Known as the father of the present 
Rockland city charter, he was also re- 
sponsible for a complete revision of the 
city ordinances in 1946. 

Mr. Moran was the author of three 
books about the Bunker family, his moth- 
er's side of the family, and was the official 
genealogist of the Bunker Family Associ- 
ation of America. He was a member of 
the Elks and the Veterans of Foreign 
Wars, a past commander of the American 
Legion, and a 50-year member of the 
Rockland Congregational Church. Sur- 
viving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Gushee 
Moran, whom he married on Oct. 13, 1924, 
in Portland; a son, Paul W. Moran '47 of 
Rockland; a sister, Mrs. Phyllis M. True 
of Brunswick; and two grandchildren. He 
was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. 
His Bowdoin roommate and fraternity 
brother, James C. Oliver '17, also served 
as a Democratic Congressman from Maine. 



Paul E. Doherty '19 

Paul Edward Doherty, a retired vice pres- 
ident of the Liberty Mutual Insurance 
Companies in New York, died on July 22, 
1967, at his home in Orleans, Mass. Born 
on May 15, 1893, in Fall River, Mass., 
he prepared for college at the local high 
school and attended Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College before transferring to 
Bowdoin as a member of the sophomore 
class. During World War I he served for 
two years in the Navy. Following his 
graduation in 1920 as a member of the 
Class of 1919, he was for several years 
associated with an electrical manufacturing 
company in Boston and was also an auto- 
mobile salesman there. He joined Liberty 
Mutual in 1924, working in Boston until 
1925, in Albany, N.Y., until 1929, in St. 
Louis, Mo., until 1931, in Buffalo, N. Y., 
until 1933, and in New York City from 
that time until his retirement in 1961. 

A member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraterni ■ 
ty at Massachusetts Agricultural College, 
Mr. Doherty was a member of the Scars- 
dale Town Club, the University Glee Club 
of New York City, the Orleans Yacht 
Club, and the Hyannis Yacht Club. He 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence 
Cooledge Doherty whom he married on 
Dec. 26, 1929, in Cambridge, Mass.; two 



daughters, Mrs. States D. Tompkins III 
of Palo Alto, Calif., and Mrs. James B. 
Hayes of Birmingham, Mich.; two broth- 
ers, Dr. Julian B. Doherty of Orleans, 
Mass., and Philip T. Doherty of Belmont, 
Mass.; and three grandchildren. 



E. Shepley Paul '19 

Ether Shepley Paul, president of the An- 
droscoggin County Savings Bank and a 
retired insurance executive, died on July 
13, 1967, in Lewiston, following a brief 
illness. Born on June 7, 1896, in Lewis- 
ton, he prepared for college at Edward 
Little High School in Auburn. During 
World War I he served as a second lieu- 
tenant in the Army and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin cum laude was 
associated with his father in the E. S. Paul 
Dry Goods Co. in Lewiston for nine years. 
He entered the insurance business in 1927 
as a broker with the Charles S. Cummings 
Co. of Auburn. He purchased this agen- 
cy in 1932 and added to it in 1937 by 
buying the Fred A. Clough Agency in Au- 
burn. He retired on July 1, 1964, when 
he was elected president of the Andros- 
coggin County Savings Bank, of which he 
had been a trustee since 1940. 

Mr. Paul was a former director of the 
Auburn Savings and Loan Association and 
had served as president of the Androscog- 
gin County Insurance Agents, the Andros- 
coggin County Bowdoin Club, and the 
Maine Association of Insurance Agents. 
He had also been chairman of the New 
England Advisory Board of the National 
Association of Insurance Agents and a 
deacon and trustee of the High Street Con- 
gregational Church in Auburn. He was a 
33rd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite 
Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, a past dis- 
trict deputy of the Grand Lodge of Maine, 
and a member of the Lewiston Command- 
ery and the Knights of the Red Cross of 
Constantine. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Hazel Bosch Paul, whom he mar- 
ried in Brockton, Mass., on June 30, 1924; 
a brother, Theodore Paul '25 of Auburn; 
and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy P. Eveleth of 
Auburn. His fraternity was Delta Upsilon. 



Irving T Richards '20 

Irving Trefethen Richards, president of 
Cambridge Junior College, died on July 
24, 1967, in Cambridge, Mass. Born on 
Oct. 19, 1896, in South Portland, he pre- 
pared for college at the local high school 
and during World War I served overseas 
in France with the Army. Following his 
graduation from Bowdoin cum laude in 
1920, he taught English at the University 
of Maine until 1930. He received master 
of arts degrees from Maine in 1925 and 
from Harvard University in 1927, and a 
doctor of philosophy degree from Harvard 
in 1933. He studied at Oxford University 
in England and taught for a year at Tufts 
University before helping found Cambridge 
Junior College in 1934. He had been its 
principal officer ever since that time and 
had also taught English there. 

Coauthor, with his son, of the book 
Proper Words in Proper Places, Dr. Rich- 
ards, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Raeburn 
Carson Richards, whom he married in St. 
Louis, Mo., on June 5, 1921; a son, Paul 
I. Richards of Lexington, Mass.; and a 
brother, Reginald G. Richards of Win- 



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throp. He was a member of Kappa Sigma 
and Phi Beta Kappa Fraternities. 



William C. Berry '32 

William Clark Berry, owner and operator 
of Murdock's Pharmacy in Kennebunk 
since 1957, died unexpectedly on July 9, 
1967, in Kennebunkport. Born in Gardiner 
on May 31, 1909, he prepared for college 
at the local high school and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin was a pharma- 
cist with H. H. Hay and Sons and Dudley- 
Weed Drug Co. in Portland until 1942. 
During the next 15 years he was a retail 
representative with the Upjohn Company 
and Wyeth Inc. 

A member of the Kennebunk Rotary 
Club, Mr. Berry is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Pauline Russell Berry, whom he mar- 
ried on March 25, 1937, in Gardiner; a 
son, William C. Berry Jr. of Kennebunk; 
a daughter, Mrs. Robert Chew of Geneva, 
Switzerland; and a grandson. His fraternity 
was Chi Psi. 



George C. Purington '33 

George Colby Purington died on July 30, 
1967 in Spring Valley, N. Y. Born in Bos- 
ton on May 17, 1910, he prepared for 
college at Sanford High School and at- 
tended Bowdoin during 1929-30. He served 
in the Air Force for 22 years before his re- 
tirement in 1961. Since that time he had 
made his home with his son, James A. 
Purington of Spring Valley, who survives 
him, as do a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Gibbs 
of Tarrytown, N. Y., and six grandchildren. 
His fraternity was Alpha Delta Phi. 



John W. Adams '35 

John Wesley Adams, a member of the 
faculty at the Margaretville (N. Y.) Cen- 
tral School, died unexpectedly on June 28, 
1967, in Hobart, N. Y. Born on Nov. 17, 
1908, in Brockton, Mass., he prepared for 
college at the local high school and at 
Thayer Academy in South Braintree, Mass. 
At Bowdoin he established college records 
in the high jump and broad jump. During 
World War II he served in the Army for 
three years and was overseas in France. 

For some years before becoming a 
teacher, Mr. Adams was a building con- 
tractor. He was also active in evangelistic 
Christian work. He had done graduate 
work at the State University of New York 
College in Oneonta, N. Y., and for several 
years had been a substitute teacher. Dur- 
ing 1966-67 he taught English at the Mar- 
garetville Central School. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Coronetta Knight Adams, 
whom he married in Portland on Nov. 17, 
1946; three daughters, Virginia (19), 
Constance (17), and Shirley (7); two sons, 
Robert (13) and Marshall (11); and a 



brother, George. His fraternity was Zeta 
Psi. 



Bernard X. Weisenberger '39 

Bernard Xavier Weisenberger, an insurance 
company executive, died unexpectedly on 
July 17, 1967, in Manchester, Mass. Born 
on May 27, 1916, in Boston, he prepared 
for college at Boston College High School 
and attended Boston College before enter- 
ing Bowdoin as a sophomore. He left the 
College in December 1936 and was asso- 
ciated with the John Hancock Mutual Life 
Insurance Co. before serving in the Army 
during World War II. He rejoined John 
Hancock in 1946 and had served it in 
various capacities — as a regional supervisor 
in Cleveland, Ohio, as manager of the 
Chelsea (Mass.) district for 12 years, and 
most recently as supervisor of agencies in 
the home office. 

Mr. Weisenberger was a member of the 
Manchester Harbor Boat Club, the Lions 
Club, the Kiwanis Club, the Chelsea Ro- 
tary Club, the College of Life Under- 
writers, the General Agents and Managers 
Association, and the John Hancock Quarter 
Century Club. He was also a member of 
the Boston Life Underwriters' Association 
and had held volunteer positions with the 
United Fund. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Elinor Berry Weisenberger, whom he 
married on Sept. 12, 1939, in Jamaica 
Plain, Mass.; a daughter, Mrs. Jean W 
Bent of Walpole, Mass.; a son, Bernard X. 
Weisenberger Jr. of Arlington, Mass.; his 
mother, Mrs. Catherine B. Weisenberger 
of Brunswick; a brother, William Weisen- 
berger of Boston; and two granddaughters. 



Elliot L. Chase '44 

Elliot Lee Chase, an insurance broker with 
Frenkel & Co. in New York City, died 
unexpectedly on July 16, 1967, in Hampton 
Bays, Long Island, N. Y. Born on June 29, 
1922, in Brookline, Mass., he prepared for 
college at the local high school and at 
Williston Academy in Easthampton, Mass., 
and attended Bowdoin from 1940 until 
1943. During World War II he served in 
the Army for two years. 

Mr. Chase had been associated with 
Frenkel & Co. since 1956. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Rhona Ball Chase, whom 
he married on June 29, 1967, in London, 
England; a son by a previous marriage, 
David Chase of Brookline, Mass.; a broth- 
er, Myron L. Chase of Mamaroneck, N. Y.; 
and a sister, Mrs. Doris C. Levi of New- 
ton Centre, Mass. 



Richard C. Field '46 

Richard Chaplin Field died on Sept. 26, 
1966, in Lawrence, Mass., according to 
word received recently at the College. Born 



on June 14, 1925, in Boston, he prepared 
for college at Hudson (Mass.) High School 
and attended Bowdoin for a year before 
entering the Army Air Corps, in which he 
served as a second lieutenant with the 
652nd Bomb Squadron of the 25th Bomb 
Group of the Eighth Air Force. He was 
awarded three Air Medals. In February 
1946 he returned to Bowdoin and earned 
his bachelor of arts degree in February 
1948. He then joined the New England 
Fire Rating Association in Burlington, Vt. 
In later years he was engaged in the real 
estate and insurance business in the Boston 
area and was a sales representative for the 
West Bend Aluminum Co. At the time of 
his death he was employed by the Special- 
ty Automatic Co. in Burlington, Mass. 

Mr. Field was a member of the Masons. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Joanne 
Warchol Field, whom he married on June 
1, 1952, in Wakefield, Mass.; a daughter, 
Pamela A. Field; a son, Richard K. Field; 
and a brother, Donald W. Field of Ramsey, 
N. J. His fraternity was Beta Theta Pi. 



Wendell P. Bradley '50 

Wendell Phillips Bradley, a free-lance 
writer and a former reporter for the Wash- 
ington Post, died on July 13, 1967, in 
Easton, Md., of injuries suffered in an auto- 
mobile accident near his home in Tilgh- 
man, Md. Born on Jan. 13, 1927, in North- 
ampton, Mass., he prepared for college at 
Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., 
served in the Army for a year, and at- 
tended the University of Illinois before 
transferring to Bowdoin in the fall of 1947. 
Following his graduation in 1950 he was 
for a year a police reporter with the Ya- 
kima (Wash.) Morning Herald. In 1952 he 
received an M.A. degree from the Univer- 
sity of Chicago and then worked for a year 
with the City News Bureau in Chicago. 

From 1953 until 1963 Mr. Bradley was 
a reporter with the Washington Post. Dur- 
ing the past four years he had been writing 
free-lance magazine articles and was work- 
ing on a book about working boats and 
their skippers of the Atlantic seaboard 
from Nova Scotia to the Bahamas. At the 
time of his death he was oystering on his 
own in Chesapeake Bay, in order to get 
to know the life of the skipjacker at first- 
hand. This book has been accepted for 
publication. His articles had appeared in 
a number of magazines, including Yacht- 
ing, The Reporter, and Holiday. He had 
sailed in three Bermuda races, including 
one from Lisbon, Portugal, to Bermuda 
aboard a 258-ft. Norwegian bark, used in 
the training of Norwegian midshipmen. 

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. John 
P. Winchell of Brunswick; his father, 
Phillips Bradley of Sargentville; a sister, 
Mrs. Helen B. Henry of Denver, Colo.; 
and two brothers, a twin, John P Bradley 
of Denton, Tex., and Edward of Bethesda, 
Md. His fraternity was Alpha Delta Phi. 



BOWDOIN 
ALUMNUS 



WINTER 



1968 



Polar Bears' First Winning Basketball Season / Better Coed Than Dead / A Defense of Fraternities 




BOWDOIN 



ALUMNUS 



Volume 42 



Winter 1968 



Number 2 



Editor, Edward Born '57. Associate Editors, 
Robert M. Cross '45, Glenn K. Richards '60. 
Assistants, Edith E. Lyon, Dorothy E. 
Weeks, Rita C. Devine. 



In This Issue 

2 Bears Reach Promised Land 

A nerve-wracking win over Williams gave Ray Bicknell's 
basketballers a game they will never forget and gave the 
College its first winning season in the sport. 



The Alumni Council 

President, Roscoe C. Ingalls Jr. '43; Vice 
President, Leonard W. Cronkhite Jr. '41; 
Secretary, Glenn K. Richards '60; Treasurer, 
Glenn R. Mclntire '25. Members-at-Large: 
1968: F. Erwin Cousins '24, Richard C. 
Bechtel '36, Jeffrey J. Carre '40; Roscoe C. 
Ingalls Jr. "43; 1969: Stephen F. Leo '32, 
Donald F. Barnes '35, Leonard W. Cronk- 
hite Jr. '41, Willard B. Arnold III '51; 
1970: Kenneth W. Sewall '29, Lawrence 
Dana '35, William S. Burton '37, C. Nelson 
Corey '39; 1971: Malcolm E. Morrell '24, 
Arthur W. Keylor '42, John F. Magee '47, 
William D. Ireland Jr. '49. Faculty Mem- 
ber: Nathan Dane II '37. Other Council 
members are the representatives of recog- 
nized local alumni clubs and the editor of 
the Bowdoin Alumnus. 



8 Better Coed Than Dead Barry M. Mitchell 

The demand for women in the classroom is mounting 
among students and faculty members. One of the College's 
most outspoke?! advocates tells why. 

12 State of Maine Day 

A new wrinkle has been added to the Admissions Office's 
recruiting program this year. Paul Downing gives a photo 
report. 

14 A Report of the Fraternity Presidents 

There are flaws which must be corrected, but the Bowdoin 
fraternity system serves the students well, according to a 
study by the Council of Fraternity Presidents. 



The Alumni Fund 

Chairman, Lewis V. Vafiades '42; Vice 
Chairman, Gordon C. Knight '32; Secretary, 
Robert M. Cross '45. Directors: 1968: Lewis 
V. Vafiades '42; 1969: Gordon C. Knight 
'32; 1970: L. Robert Porteous Jr. '46; 1971: 
Albert F. Lilley '54; 1972: James M. Fawcett 
III '58. 



18 Which Way to Coleman? Mark E. Kelley Jr. 

A cartoonist' s view of his first homecoming since graduating 
from Bowdoin twenty-nine years ago. 

22 Some Unsolved Prime-Number Problems 

R. Wells Johnson 

A Bowdoin mathematician offers fun and games with num- 
bers—all based on his Senior Seminar for nonmath majors. 



26 On Campus 



28 Letters 



29 Alumni Clubs 30 Class News 47 In Memory 



The opinions expressed in the Bowdoin Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. 

Member of the American Alumni Council 
The Bowdoin Alumnus: published quarterly by 
Bowdoin College. Office of publication: Hawthorne- 
Longfellow Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 
Maine 04011. Second-class postage paid at Bruns- 
wick, Maine. 



Cover: Backcourt player Edward (Bobo) McFarland '69 gets the hero 
treatment after sinking the winning shot against Williams. Photo by 
Paul Downing. 

Inside Cover: Peter K. Schoening, a University of Washington alumnus 
and climbing leader of the expedition, stands atop Mt. Vinson Massif, 
the highest point on the Antarctic continent, holding a Bowdoin pen- 
nant furnished by Dr. Julian S. Ansell '44, who until almost the last 
minute was to have gone on the expedition. The pennant was left in 
the summit register. "Hopefully sometime in the future a Bowdoin 
man will retrieve it for the College's Arctic Museum," says Dr. Ansell. 
The pennant was placed on Dec. 18, 1966, but the College did not re- 
ceive a photograph of the event until a year later. 



BEARS REACH PROMISED LAND 



In this updated version of biblical history David slays Goliath, and Coach Ray Bicknell's sharpshooters lead 
Bowdoin basketball out of the wildness of 21 unsuccessful seasons. Photos by Paul Downing 



Saturday night, January 20, started out 
like any other night when the hockey 
and basketball teams are both playing at 
home. Even the fact that several hun- 
dred alumni had returned to alma mater 
for Alumni Secretary Glenn Richards's 
Winter Sports Day didn't swell the 
crowd in the New Gymnasium. Like the 
undergraduates, nearly all of the alumni 
were over in the Arena watching Wil- 
liams and Bowdoin square off in hockey. 

It wasn't that they (or the undergrad- 
uates) weren't pulling for the basket- 
ball team. It was that nobody expected 
Bowdoin to beat the Williams Five. 

You could hardly blame them. After 
all, the Giants of the Berkshires had had 
little difficulty defeating Bates the night 
before for their seventh win (against no 
defeats) of the season. And it was 
virtually the same Williams squad that 
had swamped Bowdoin 116-66 the year 
before. To top everything, Bowdoin's 
only "big man," 6'5" center John Mac- 
kenzie '69, had been in the infirmary for 
two days with flu. At best, he was ex- 
pected to see part-time action. How 
could any team averaging 6T" be ex- 
pected to defeat one whose starting five 
averages just a shade under 6'4"? 

In this replay of David vs. Goliath, 
Bowdoin had the same things going for 
it that David did. It had speed, a good 
aim (its two backcourt men, Captain 
Bob Patterson '68 and Ed "Bobo" Mc- 
Farland '69 were both making more 
than 45 percent of their field goal at- 
tempts), and a tremendous desire to 
win. Then, too, the team was looking 
for its eleventh win of the season — the 
one that would assure Bowdoin of its 
first winning basketball season since it 
took up the sport in 1946. 

Coach Ray Bicknell had his players 
open in their usual style — playing hell- 
bent for election, like it was the last 
minute of the game and they were down 
by four. Forward Andy Neher '69 usu- 
ally has the job of intercepting the op- 
ponent's first pass and Andy, who 



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McFarland' s winning shot an instant after 
it passed through hoop without touching. 

charges around a basketball court like 
a pinball on the way to a 10,000 score, 
wasn't about to fail. 

But as the recruiters say, quality tells, 
and the taller, stronger Ephmen quickly 
jumped into the lead. Bowdoin's only 
hope was to shoot and pray. With the 
likes of 6' 4" Bill Drummond, 6' 5" 
Dick Travers, and 6' 1" Bill Untereker 
guarding the boards, there wasn't much 
hope of Bowdoin's gaining the rebound 
and taking a second shot. 

The halftime score was Williams 41, 
Bowdoin 35. 

Bicknell is not much of an orator — 
he prefers diagrams to diatribes — but 
there wasn't much he could have said at 
half time if he were. Bowdoin had 
played a good first twenty minutes. 

True enough, McFarland and Patter- 
son were forcing their shots a bit — to no 
one's surprise since both were more 
tired than usual because of the tight 
man-to-man defense Bowdoin had 
thrown up. Besides, both are only six 
feet tall and they frequently found it 
difficult to see the hoop for the flesh. 

Bicknell asked Mackenzie how he 
felt. "Fine," Big John murmured. He 
looked terrible. Bicknell then gave a 
couple of pointers to Richard "Chip" 



Miller, the 6' 4" sophomore who was 
spelling Mackenzie. "Get up higher on 
the post, and keep your arms up," the 
Coach told him. It was a wonder that 
Miller had any arms left. A 178- 
pounder, he'd been bashing it out under 
the boards with a pair of 220-pound 
Ephmen. 

After instructing his players to drop 
back a bit on the man-to-man press, 
Bicknell went to the blackboard to dia- 
gram the second-half opening tap play. 

He did not need to remind his players 
that they were still very much in the 
game, nor did he invoke any hysterics 
about this being Number Eleven. 

Around five minutes into the second 
half, the first hockey fans began to file 
into the New Gymnasium. Most were 
surprised to see the score was so close — 
Williams was still hanging on to a six- 
point lead. 

As the gym filled and the cheering be- 
came louder with every home-team 
score, the Polar Bears began to move. 
With 9:56 remaining they actually went 
into the lead, 61-60, but the Ephs came 
back with seven points to Bowdoin's 
four to hold a 67-65 edge with 5:20 re- 
maining. Bowdoin regained the lead, 
then lost it, then got it back. With 1:34 
left Williams tied the score at 73-all. 

At that point, Bicknell had Patterson 
call a time out. "We'll go for the win or 
the overtime," he said. "I want you to 
hold the ball until the last five seconds, 
then take your shot. Of course, if any 
of you get a sure shot before then, take 
it. But it had better be sure. We've got 
three more time outs. Take them if you 
need to." 

With some dazzling dribbling and 
passing by McFarland and Patterson, 
the Polar Bears went into what seemed 
to a Bowdoin fan the longest stall in 
eternity. Williams, to its credit, was 
smart enough not to foul either Patter- 
son or McFarland. Bobo has hit on his 
last forty free throws, has missed only 
seven of ninety-nine for the season. 



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Patterson at work: A stout heart and quick reflexes add six inches. 



Bowdoin's strength is in its backcourt 



Patterson is almost as deadly. He's con- 
nected on seventy-seven of eighty-six. 

With thirteen seconds remaining, 
Bowdoin called another time out to set 
up The Play. Bobo was to shoot. Bobo 
also had a side stitch, and Trainer Mike 
Linkovitch massaged his side while 
Bicknell talked. 

The ball was put into play. McFar- 
land was too closely guarded and tried 
to pass to Mackenzie, but a Williams 
player deflected the ball out of bounds. 
Only three seconds left. Patterson took 
the ball out of bounds and passed to 
Bobo, who moved swiftly to the right 
corner and cut loose with a fifteen-foot 
jump shot. SWISH! Then the buzzer 
sounded. 

The score: Bowdoin 75, Williams 73. 

In three seconds McFarland had led 
Bowdoin to the Promised Land, and 
every undergraduate at the game lost his 
membership in the Cool Generation in 
one of the wildest postgame outbreaks 
seen at Bowdoin in a long, long time. 

The win was, to coin a phrase, a team 
victory. Four players scored in the 
double figures. McFarland led with sev- 
enteen, followed by Patterson with six- 
teen. Mackenzie, despite his part-time 
play, pulled in fifteen rebounds. 

"This has to be the finest team I've 
ever coached," says Bicknell, a Spring- 
field College graduate who was basket- 
ball coach of the Egyptian National 
Team in the 1956 Olympics and is the 
only Bowdoin basketball coach to win 
a State Series Championship. 



Speed, desire, and teamwork have 
characterized the team's play through- 
out the first fourteen games of the 1967- 
68 season. In ten of those games the 
Polar Bears have been out-rebounded, 
but no team has matched them in steals. 

With an 11-3 record and seven games 
remaining to be played after the break 
for examinations, the Polar Bears have 
two more goals: to be the first Bowdoin 
basketball team to win twelve games in 
a season (the Polar Bears were 11-11 in 
1950-51) and to win the State Series. 
Five of their seven games are against 
State Series opponents (a 93-92 win 
over Bates in the A.I.C. Invitational at 
Christmas does not count). They should 
have no difficulty notching a twelfth 
win. Considering that they have already 
defeated Colby (88-81) and Bates, they 
must be regarded as the State Series fa- 
vorite, but only the bravest of bookies 
would give odds when Maine's four 
most prominent institutions of higher 
learning take to a basketball court. 
Bicknell's State Series Championship, 
in 1962-63, came when the Polar Bears 
were expected to finish last. 

Bowdoin will have several things go- 
ing for it, however. McFarland and Pat- 
terson are the best one-two scoring 
punch in the state. Bobo is second with 
an average of 21.7 points a game, and 
Patterson is third with an average of 
19.6. Mackenzie is the leading rebound- 
er among MIA A players with an aver- 
age of fifteen a game. 

Bicknell rates McFarland, the son of 



Edward "Packy" McFarland '48, cap- 
tain of Bowdoin's first varsity basketball 
team, as "probably the best all-around 
basketball player I've ever had. I'd pay 
money to go and watch him play." 

An Alumni Fund Scholar, McFar- 
land was a soccer-basketball-baseball 
letterman at Scarborough High School. 
As a freshman he was second leading 
scorer on a Bowdoin team that averaged 
100 points a game. During his sopho- 
more year, he was the varsity's leading 
scorer with 341 points in twenty games. 
He is as effective on a driving lay-up as 
he is with a set shot. From the foul 
line he has connected on 92.9 percent 
of his attempts and ranks third in that 
department among all small-college 
players in the nation. 

Patterson, a Dean's List student and 
Alumni Fund Scholar, is a graduate of 
Medford (Mass.) High School. His 
forty-four points against Bates is the 
College's single-game scoring record for 
freshmen. As a sophomore he pumped 
in thirty-nine points against Amherst 
and was selected to AP's All-Maine 
team (as was McFarland last year). 
Says Bicknell: "I've never had the privi- 
lege of coaching a better shooter. He is 
a dedicated player and often spends as 
much as half an hour shooting at the 
basket after the close of our regular 
practice session." Currently he ranks 
tenth among small-college players in the 
nation in percentage of free throws 
made. He has connected on 48.6 per- 
cent of his field goal attempts and leads 




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Chip Miller '70: Bears' best sophomore. 




McFarland driving against Amherst: From field or line, he's a threat. 



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the team in that category. 

Mackenzie was the team's leading re- 
bounder as a sophomore and is a cinch 
to cop that honor again this year. The 
son of George H. Mackenzie '41, he 
learned the game at Governor Dummer 
Academy in South Byfield, Mass. 

Neher is a graduate of Wellesley 
(Mass.) High School. He was switched 
from guard to forward this season and 
has performed consistently well. He was 
the top scorer on the freshman team two 
years ago, fell to seventh on the varsity 




Coach Bicknell setting strategy for final thirteen seconds of play against Williams: No orator, but a sound student of the game. 



the best team I've ever coached 1 



last year, but has moved up to third this 
season with an average of nearly ten 
points a game. 

Mike Princi '69 starts at the other 
forward position. He has been described 
by Bicknell as "the best 6'1" rebounder 
I've seen anywhere." A graduate of 
Winthrop (Mass.) High School, he also 
started last season. 

When Bicknell looks to the bench — 
and he frequently does because of the 
fast pace his team plays — he looks first 
to forward Bob Parker '68, who was 



salutatorian of his graduating class at 
North Andover, Mass., and to Miller, 
the best sophomore on the team. A 
graduate of Weston (Mass.) High, Chip 
averaged 24.1 points a game on a fresh- 
man team that compiled a 7-3 record. 

All of Bicknell's first seven were cap- 
tains of their high school teams. 

It would take a sharp reversal of 
form for the team to fail to achieve its 
two goals during the spring semester — 
but nothing is impossible. Just ask any 
U.C.L.A. player. 



Regardless of the outcome, however, 
a group of dedicated players led by a 
coach best noted for persistence and 
patience has accomplished its most im- 
portant goal and given Bowdoin fans 
something to talk about for years to 
come. 

For the record, Charlie Butt's swim- 
mers sunk the Ephmen, 58-37, and Sid 
Watson's hockey team upped its record 
to a 9-3-1 with a 3-1 victory. As the 
Berkshire Eagle noted, it was a lost 
weekend for Williams. — E.B. 



BARRY M. MITCHELL 



BETTER COED THAN DEAD 



A plea for women in the classroom. 



Editor's note: The question of coeducation is being dis- 
cussed with increasing intensity by students and faculty 
members at Bowdoin. The faculty's Student Life Com- 
mittee is studying the feasibility and desirability of ad- 
mitting women to the College, either directly by becoming 
coed or indirectly by establishing a sister college. Many 
students have discussed the question in interviews with 
the Study Committee on Underclass Campus Environ- 
ment which is headed by Trustee William Curtis Pierce 
'28 and composed of Governing Boards members, faculty 
members, alumni, and students. 

Professor Mitchell has been one of the most out- 
spoken advocates of coeducation at Bowdoin and has 
been the informal spokesman of a group of faculty mem- 
bers which has met often to discuss the issue. A member 
of the Columbia University faculty from 1960 to 1964, 
he is regarded as one of the leading young homological 
algebraists in the United States. He joined the Bowdoin 
faculty as an assistant professor of mathematics in the fall 
of 1965. 



I have just received the alumni magazine of my alma 
mater. I learn that the Kangaroos completed a good year 
on the gridiron. They won two and lost seven, but some 
of those seven were close ones. The Kangaroos are ex- 
pected to have better luck in basketball this year. They 
lost their first game, 83-17, but only because their star 
center, John "Stretch" Smith, a 7'8" sophomore, had to 
be removed from the game early in the first period, suffer- 
ing, I believe, from a case of vertigo. Other articles in- 
form me that the hockey, soccer, swimming, track, base- 
ball, lacrosse, and tennis teams have all performed ad- 
mirably, are performing admirably, or are expected to 
perform admirably. I breathe a sigh of relief, secure in 



the knowledge that my alma mater is not shirking its ob- 
ligations toward professional athletics. 

Of course the magazine is not devoted entirely to 
sports. Some issues provide as much as 30 percent of 
the available space to nonathletic matters. Thus, one will 
frequently see a photograph of a young scientist staring 
earnestly into a test tube, surrounded by a maze of chemi- 
cal apparatus which appears to be good for at least a few 
megatons. Or there will be a mathematician, looking suf- 
ficiently absentminded, with a backdrop of mathematical 
symbols which he has put on the blackboard at the re- 
quest of the photographer. And there are always photo- 
graphs of people standing around in academic costumes 
grinning at each other, and of alumni reunions, with dis- 
tinguished alumni wearing name tags and funny hats. All 
photographs are captioned by witty or pointed remarks 
which have nothing to do with the photographs, in the 
best tradition of Time. Then there is that picture of 
the president of the university turning over some earth 
with a silver spade, accompanied by an urgent appeal for 
more classrooms, laboratories, libraries, dormitories, 
courses, teachers, and students. The message is, in a 
word, that things are just about perfect at alma mater, 
but they would really be perfect if I would just take a 
few minutes from my important time to slip that little 
check in the mail today. 

This magazine would, of course, serve most other col- 
leges and universities by the simple change of a few 
names, photographs, and scores, and I have often won- 
dered why someone does not think of making a lot of 
money by writing a monthly alumni magazine which could 
be used by all colleges simply by leaving a few blank 
spaces to be filled in at the discretion of the local editor. 
It is for this reason that after reading in the Summer 1967 
Alumnus the extract on Negro poverty from John Dono- 



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van's book, The Politics of Poverty, I found myself ex- 
claiming: "My God, this is scholarly writing, intended for 
educated, intelligent people. What is it doing in an alumni 
magazine?" My surprise was even greater when sometime 
later the Editor asked me to write an article on coeduca- 
tion at Bowdoin. I have not been reputed for my ability 
to flatter people, and I think that most institutions, in- 
stead of soliciting my opinions, would be more concerned 
with keeping them from leaking out. But having reex- 
amined some past issues of the Alumnus, I realize that 
my surprise had no foundation, since invariably the writ- 
ing is of a forthrightness which I have found missing in 
many other functions of the College. I have, therefore, de- 
cided that in writing this article, I shall take the approach 
of the editors of the Alumnus, which is to assume that 
its readers are of an intelligence that enables them to con- 
sider views which may differ from their own without, at 
the same time, disinheriting the College or being too 
damning of the proponents of such views. In case this 
turns out to be too large an assumption, all petitions for 
my dismissal should be addressed to the Dean of the 
Faculty. 



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Boys Without Girls 



hen one sets out to make a case for such a revolu- 
tionary innovation as coeducation, one should probably 
have at least seven or eight solid points on his side. I can 
think of only two. The first has to do with an aspect of 
the Bowdoin environment which is familiar to anyone 
who has studied or taught here. It is that of 925 male stu- 
dents passing four years of their lives isolated from the 
nearest source of females of their own age by about thirty 
miles, except for certain fixed all-social occasions, when 
females are imported in bulk. The system is designed to 
preserve the same immaturity that one invariably finds 
in the student on his arrival at the College. As often as 
not, the shy boy of eighteen who has had little experiences 
with girls emerges from Bowdoin as the vulgar young man 
of twenty-one who has had only one kind of experience 
with women. A strange girl on the campus in the middle 
of the week attracts the stares that she would get if she 
were to stroll down the solitary ward of a prison. (I stare 
at her myself, when I am sure that nobody is staring at 
me.) 

This is not to say that the atmosphere at Bowdoin is 
monastic. The students who use their amplifiers and open 
windows to broadcast rock-and-roll to the entire com- 
munity take care of this, as do those students one fre- 
quently hears proving their manhood in the middle of the 
campus with loudly sounded four-letter words. 

There is another aspect of this problem of environ- 
ment which does not readily greet the eye. Let me begin 
by relating an incident which took place on the only oc- 



casion I have found myself inside a Bowdoin fraternity. 
The students who were aware that I was a faculty mem- 
ber were on good behavior, but there were others who 
apparently thought that I was simply a friend of the stu- 
dent who had invited me, and their manners left some- 
thing to be desired. It was in the middle of the week, and 
as I left the house at about 8 p.m. a group of three or four 
students were on their way to a car to go and "get some 
girls." They had been drinking, one of them to the point 
where he had to be helped to the car by one of his com- 
panions. It is true that the hard drinkers generally make 
out to be twice as drunk as they really are, but even so 
I think that this student must have had quite a few. In 
any case I could not help wishing that there were a wom- 
en's dormitory nearby where these brethren could go 
and make nuisances of themselves for a while, and pos- 
sibly get reprimanded by a dean, without having miles of 
highway separating them from their goals. It may even be 
that with the presence of females on the campus they 
would not have found it necessary to be drinking in the 
middle of the week. The incident would not have stuck in 
my mind if it had not been for the fact that three students 
from that house were killed in an automobile accident 
later that week. Within six months there was another 
accident involving Bowdoin students in which two girls 
were killed. I have heard of other accidents, and I sup- 
pose there are some I have not heard about. It may be 
preposterous to assume that there is any connection be- 
tween the accident rate and the lack of females at Bow- 
doin, but I cannot help seeing such a connection. 

The above problem is of a purely social nature and 
would be solved immediately by the creation of a sister 
college in the neighborhood of Bowdoin. However, I find 
something objectionable in the idea of creating a girls' 
school, which would be extremely costly, and which 
would necessarily have to employ mediocre faculty and 
consequently attract mediocre students — for the sole pur- 
pose of providing dates for Bowdoin students. Further- 
more, it would not handle the second problem which I 
see confronting Bowdoin. Before bringing it up, I am 
going to talk about something which may seem, for the 
moment, irrelevant. 

It is a fact, which may be surprising to Americans 
who have never been exposed to any education system 
other than their own, that the ultimate goal of giving a 
college education to every member of the population is 
one which is unique to this country. Although there are 
countries in which it is just as easy to be admitted to a 
college as it is in the United States, the fact that a student 
has been admitted is not a near-guarantee, as it is here, 
of his proceeding beyond the freshman year. In all other 
countries of the world, universities tend to consider their 
students as adults, and the students are expected to be- 
have as adults and to work as scholars. In the United 
States the situation is different. Here, the student does not 



BETTER COED THAN DEAD 

bear the sole responsibility for his progress but shares 
this responsibility with his teachers, deans, advisers, and 
ultimately, his parents. A student who shows no aptitude 
for intellectual activity is not written off as a poor stu- 
dent. Instead, he is considered a problem, a psychological 
challenge. 

The reason we are so reluctant to write off a student 
as a mistake in admissions is that we have become so pre- 
occupied with this fetish of a college education that to 
criticize a man's intellectual ability has become tanta- 
mount to criticizing the man. This is the tragedy of the 
weak student in America. He is living in a society which 
has more or less arbitrarily attached "for college gradu- 
ates only" labels to certain jobs, and those who do not 
end up with a college degree are condemned to a lower 
social status, no matter how valuable they may be as 
members of the communities they live in and no matter 
how much pride they may take in doing whatever they 
find they can do well. An intellectual must be of a very 
poor spirit indeed if he cannot maintain the same respect 
for the man who can fix his furnace, or who can find the 
source of a power failure, or who can fix the machine 
which makes the wrench that he maintains for his col- 
leagues. If we no longer find in our society enough crafts- 
men to construct a cathedral, it is because they are all in 
college learning to become book salesmen, ball bearing 
salesmen, advertising men, or perpetuators of the mass 
media. 

People in the education business are usually very de- 
fensive when confronted with these views and prefer to 
see in such criticism of the weak or uninterested student 
(or rather of the system which admits and sometimes 
even caters to such students) only a sort of perverse in- 
tellectual snobbery. For this reason I see no hope of a 
change ever being brought about in this aspect of Ameri- 
can education. 



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Pretending to Be Harvard 



hat then, does this have to do with admitting fe- 
males to Bowdoin? It is just this. In our large and repu- 
table universities there will always be enough room for 
that small fraction of our students who enjoy being edu- 
cated, who excel in academic subjects, and whose interest 
in the world of thought lies deeper than the dubious 
motive of obtaining a good job. For this reason a large 
majority of our colleges and universities must accept their 
secondary role of providing our youth with something to 
do until they are twenty-one. They can play at being like 
Harvard by giving their courses the same names as those 
at Harvard, by building excellent libraries, by admitting 
a cross section of students from all states in the Union, 



10 



by obtaining a certain number of Jews and a certain num- 
ber of Negroes, and by maintaining intercollegiate teams 
in all of the popular American sports. In fact, they can 
make themselves indistinguishable from Harvard, except 
that they will not have any of the high quality students 
that Harvard has, and they will not have faculty members 
who are working ten and twelve hours daily to improve 
themselves and their courses. Many colleges and univer- 
sities are content with this situation. The alumni are hap- 
py because they provide a place for their children to be 
educated. The admissions officers are happy because they 
are filling their quotas and turning away half of the ap- 
plicants besides. The faculty is happy because the insti- 
tution provides them with a job which allows them to 
pursue their interests (be they academic or otherwise) 
without ridiculous teaching loads. And the students are 
happy because they find they can pass their courses with 
a minimum of effort or interest. 

There is some indication that Bowdoin is content to 
be one of these schools. If this is the case, then I have 
been barking up the wrong tree. There are, however, 
members of the Bowdoin faculty who find that they are 
not getting enough strong students to make their teaching 
worthwhile. For example, most members of the Depart- 
ment of Mathematics are much devoted to mathematics, 
some to the point where they are engaged in the often 
painful process of mathematical research. Few of them 
are willing to give the type of cookbook, antimathemati- 
cal courses which the students would prefer them to give. 
The result is that they teach good courses, but after the 
first hour exam, when they discover that they have been 
talking to an audience of one, or sometimes none, they 
expect nothing more from the students than that they be 
able to reproduce a few definitions and prove one or two 
trivial theorems on the final examination. Even then, 
many students who pass the course do so more on the 
strength of their memory than they do on their under- 
standing of mathematics. I have heard members of the 
Departments of History, Romance Languages, English, 
Physics, Art, Music, and Government make similar state- 
ments. A devoted teacher without good students has to 
be very much in love with the Maine coast if he is going 
to remain here very many years. For this reason I believe 
that Bowdoin is committing intellectual suicide by adher- 
ing to this nefarious tradition of being an all-male college. 
Not only are we disqualifying about one-half of all avail- 
able students but also we are eliminating many male stu- 
dents who refuse to come to a college which does not 
have females. It is doubtful whether there are enough 
males who prefer the absence of females to compensate 
for this loss. Bowdoin in short cannot afford to give pref- 
erence to any class of student, whether that class be so- 
cial, religious, ethnological, or sexual in nature. 







By BARRY M. MITCHELL 



I shall say something about the way in which females 
should be admitted to the College. In the first place I do 
not think that any increase in the total enrollment should 
take place, or at least not before Bowdoin has established 
a reputation which would attract students superior to the 
ones it is attracting now. Furthermore, the serious mis- 
givings which many of the faculty members and students 
have with regard to the value of fraternities should pre- 
clude any consideration of the establishment of sororities. 
If female students would require housemothers, then the 
most economical way of housing them would be in some 
of the existing dormitories. The vacancies created in the 
Senior Center by the resulting decrease in male students 
could be filled by male freshmen, to their considerable 
advantage. 

Several points were raised by faculty members at the 
faculty meeting in which this subject was broached. One 
faculty member said we must consider the proposal to 
reduce the number of male students in the light of 
whether or not it would weaken certain existing aspects 
of the College, such as intercollegiate athletics and frater- 
nities. First, it is clear that a decrease in the number of 
male students would weaken Bowdoin in intercollegiate 
athletics. Perhaps I have indicated why I do not consider 
that this would deal a very staggering blow to Bowdoin's 
reputation as an institution of higher learning. Further- 
more, a decrease in enrollment of male students would 
weaken the fraternity system at Bowdoin. Perhaps this 
would be the most difficult fact with which to reconcile 
alumni, but I think that it is necessary that alumni get 
used to this prospect because I believe that the idea that 
a man is intrinsically better, or is more deserving of 
privileges or friendship because he belongs to a certain 
fraternity, school, club, church, or even country is one 
which is fast losing popularity in the better colleges of 
this nation. It would be to Bowdoin's credit to eliminate 
its fraternity system at the earliest time it is financially 
feasible, irrespective of the coeducation question, rather 
than be one of the last to adhere to this outmoded, often 
decadent tradition. There is reason to believe that this is 
now the opinion of a majority of the faculty. For some 
student views on fraternities one can refer to the May 
1967 issue of the Alumnus. 

Another member of the faculty has produced statis- 
tics which seem to indicate that there is no criterion for 
determining the quality of a college student at the outset, 
since students with poor entrance scores seem to fare just 
as well as students with good scores. He suggests that the 
idea of replacing the weaker half of the Bowdoin student 
body with competent female students is a fallacious one, 
since one cannot tell before admission who the strong 
students are going to be. If this is true, then Bowdoin, by 
the simple law of averages, should be getting students 



comparable to those at Harvard or any other good uni- 
versity in the country. Since this is not the case, I tend 
to reject the above thesis. If I am wrong, then I would 
like to recommend that Bowdoin choose its students by 
drawing names out of a hat, so as to do away with its 
Admissions Office. 

The same faculty member has said that the admission 
of females would not necessarily lead to an improvement 
in the student body and points to certain colleges which 
have recently become coeducational and which have ap- 
parently undergone no improvement. But how does one 
determine whether or not a college has undergone im- 
provement? I would consider it an improvement at Bow- 
doin, for example, if the students were to feel more in- 
hibited in boasting about their sexual prowess, or if they 
were to learn how to use their vulgar words in meaningful 
contexts. I also would like to point out that I consider the 
admission of females to Bowdoin to be a necessary con- 
dition for improving the quality of the student body, and 
not a sufficient condition. I assume that in this nonmathe- 
matical context the distinction between these two words 
is clear. 



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The All-Powerful Alumni 



am fully aware of the direct and indirect influence 
which the alumni can exert in order to avert any or all 
of the changes which I am advocating. Private American 
colleges, in their desire to maintain a large degree of 
autonomy with respect to state and federal governments, 
are necessarily very much dependent on their alumni for 
financial and other support. Whether Bowdoin can emerge 
as a "small but excellent" liberal arts college is largely 
a question of whether its alumni will permit it to do so. 

People who make strong statements should intersperse 
their arguments with amusing anecdotes, even if they 
weaken their points by doing so. This one concerns a 
number of faculty members who were having lunch in 
the Moulton Union and were discussing the possibilities 
of coeducation. As is so often the case when one dis- 
cusses change at Bowdoin, we had reached a stalemate 
concerning alumni support for the proposal, it being ar- 
gued, as usual, that alumni would lose interest in a col- 
lege which no longer resembled the one they had at- 
tended. Then someone suggested that perhaps alumni had 
a real reason for objecting to coeducation, in that the re- 
duction in the male enrollment would diminish the 
chances of their sons being admitted to Bowdoin. We 
thought about this for some time before somebody asked 
if there was any natural reason to suppose that Bowdoin 
alumni produce only sons. 

On this note of diplomacy, I end. 



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State of Maine Day 

A new twist was added to Bowdoin's student recruitment 
program when the Admissions Office conducted its first 
annual State of Maine Day in December. Nearly 150 stu- 
dents, guidance counselors, and principals from twenty- 
eight secondary schools attended the daylong affair. 

Following words of welcome from Director of Ad- 
missions Richard W. Moll (left) and Acting President 
Athern P. Daggett '25 (lower right, opposite page), the 
group heard Douglas W. Brown '68, of Waterville, a 
Dean's List student and captain of the hockey team, and 
Charles F. Adams III '68, of Damariscotta, also a Dean's 
List student and active in several extracurricular activi- 
ties, give their impressions of what it is like to live and 
learn at Bowdoin. Members of the Admissions Office out- 
lined admissions procedures and financial aid offerings. 

After the presentation, which was in Pickard Theater, 
the group took a tour of the campus, and were guests of 
the College at lunch in the Moulton Union. During the 
afternoon they had the opportunity to witness Bowdoin's 
38th annual Interscholastic Debate Forum and a variety 
of athletic contests. 

A similar program for students and secondary school 
officials from outside Maine was conducted in February. 




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A Report from 
the Fraternity 
Presidents 



Ever since Bowdoin's great building program came to a close in 
1965, students and faculty members have turned their atten- 
f tion to rebuilding the academic and environmental structures 
of the College. As a result, many have condemned the fraternity sys- 
tem. An article in the May 1967 Alumnus by three seniors demanding 
that "fraternities must go" firmly put fraternities on the defensive in 
nearly every quarter of the College. 

Bowdoin fraternities can no longer quietly endure their role as the 
scapegoat for every campus ill. 



However, the purpose of this report, prepared by the 
Council of Fraternity Presidents during the fall semester, 
is not to refute the article by Allen, Biklen, and Rana- 
han, although on numerous points their scope was narrow 
and their generalizations invalid. Nor is this report in- 
tended to defend the present system as ideal or even 
nearly ideal. Rather, this is an objective study of frater- 
nity problems in the context of the Bowdoin environment. 
Each division of the report was prepared by an individu- 
al fraternity president and then discussed and revised by 
the council. We believe the result to be a comprehensive 
view of Bowdoin fraternity problems by those who are 
most immediately concerned with them. 

If fraternities are to become, as we would hope, a 
beneficial supplement to the academic offering of Bow- 
doin, then we would hope that a meaningful alternative to 

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them would be offered to those students who do not ap- 
preciate the values of fraternal living. By reducing the 
number of fraternity men to those who are truly desirous 
of being fraternity men, we would overcome our greatest 
problem — apathy from within. The possibility of such an 
alternative in the near future is not apparent. Hence, we 
must attempt to revitalize the system as it exists. 

[RUSHING] 

A delayed rush of one semester might correct some 
g^L of the faults of the Bowdoin system, but so 
^"^^ long as the College relies on fraternities to 
JL. m. feed underclassmen a one-semester delay is 
impossible. A delayed rush of a few days would only 
postpone the mass confusion we now have. If a freshman 
were given an extra day, or even a week, to decide which 



fraternity to join, he would still not have enough time to 
make an accurate appraisal of the houses, but the addi- 
tional time would lead to group pledging, whereby ten or 
fifteen freshmen would decide to join the same house. 
This would destroy one of the major assets of the present 
system, the lack of stereotyped houses. A delayed rush of 
a few days would also produce problems in orientation 
and initiation scheduling. 

For these reasons, the present system of early rush 
should remain. Within this system, however, we see need 
for some rule changes. The present quota of twenty-six 
men a house has worked well and should be retained, but 
the fine ($800 a man) for accepting students over the 
quota should be abolished. Instead, the guilty house's 
quota for the following year should be reduced by four 
for each student it pledged in excess of the limit. In this 
way other fraternities would benefit from one house's 
carelessness. 

Another problem arose last fall in connection with 
the quota system — that of freshman social members. We 
propose that a freshman should remain independent for 
one semester before being eligible for social membership 
in a fraternity. This would prohibit fraternities from 
promising freshmen social privileges once the house has 
filled its quota. The freshmen then would have the option 
of joining a fraternity that has not met its quota, or of 
waiting a semester to become a social member in a house 
which has twenty-six pledges. Conceivably, if a freshman 
depledges a house, he may be taken into any other frater- 
nity so long as that fraternity has not filled its quota. 
Similarly, the house he has depledged would have a 
vacancy which it could fill. 

To avoid some of the confusion that takes place dur- 
ing rushing, we think that a larger staff should be em- 
ployed at Rushing Central in the Moulton Union. This 
staff should have at its disposal more than the one tele- 
phone it has had in the past. 

At present, these small changes are all we can hope 
to accomplish, given the present College environment. 
If changes were to occur in dining facilities, in the num- 
ber of houses on the campus, or in the percentage of 
freshmen joining fraternities, then perhaps some type of 
delayed rush could be instituted. 

[ORIENTATION] 

Following the fraternity orientation last fall, 
there was much discussion within the houses 
concerning its validity. As a result, the Chair- 
man of the Student Council Orientation Com- 
mittee (a fraternity president) with the aid of the Coun- 
cil of Fraternity Presidents proposed a new committee 
to oversee the Bowdoin pledge period. The committee is 
composed of students and faculty members to ensure 
fair representation of conflicting views, and its power ex- 
tends to all relationships between a fraternity and its 



freshman membership during the pledge period. This 
committee will work to promote the objectives of the 
pledge program, which are to increase a freshman's un- 
derstanding of the College and of his fraternity by nur- 
turing his direct and natural participation within each. 

To accomplish these ends, individual fraternity orien- 
tation plans should be submitted to the committee for 
approval each spring. These plans should offer a well- 
organized and directed program in which the entire 
brotherhood assumes an active role in demonstrating that 
the fraternal ideal is more than a social dining club. Fra- 
ternity big brother programs should be strongly encour- 
aged. Programs should be so designed as not to compro- 
mise a student's individuality nor to degrade his humanity 
in any way. They should recognize the unusual academic 
pressures which confront most entering freshmen. 

[SOCIAL LIFE] 

Bowdoin's isolated location requires that students 
be able to carry on a normal social life on the 
campus. New rules which allow girls in the 
dormitories and in fraternity study rooms with- 
out chaperones have greatly improved the social climate. 
Now students can conduct smaller, more private parties 
and conversations. 

The need for larger parties — with bands, refresh- 
ments, and many friends — remains, however, and no 
other group at the College can provide them so well as 
the fraternities. The Senior Center cannot, and does not, 
hire bands on any scale. The Moulton Union does hire 
bands on a scale equal to fraternities, but its efforts are 
directed either at a different style of entertainment, as an 
alternative to loud house parties, or at national enter- 
tainment on big weekends. The Moulton Union can never 
duplicate the spontaneity or the spirit of a house party, 
or even of a meal where you know the people around you. 
At schools similar to Bowdoin but without fraternities, 
students are forced to rent halls or motel rooms to have 
such parties. Fraternities provide a house of one's own 
to entertain in instead of just a room or an impersonal 
campus building. This is important, not just for enter- 
taining dates, but for any social contact. Student frater- 
nities are the most human place in a college rapidly 
succumbing to modern dehumanizing influences. 

[FINANCES] 

A lthough finances are usually recognized as one of 
g^L our biggest problems, it is difficult to general- 
^™^k ize about them. The financial systems at Bow- 
JL. .A^doin are highly individualistic. Training pro- 
grams vary, and some houses have most, or a great many, 
of their expenses paid by the alumni corporation. 

Major expenses can be categorized into utility, social, 
rushing, maintenance, and hired-personnel costs. Utilities 
are fairly standard, and since half of the houses have 



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this bill paid by their alumni corporation, only six figures 
could be collected. These varied only in accordance with 
the size of the house. The houses that do not pay their 
utility bills send more money to their alumni treasurer. 

Social expenses are also approximately uniform 
among the twelve houses. Two were considerably above 
average, and two slightly below. With the advent of juke 
boxes and the rise in band prices, this is understandable. 

Rushing expenses range from $25 to $800, the fluc- 
tuation resulting from varying degrees of emphasis on 
rushing programs, as well as the inclusion of incidental 
expenses. 

Maintenance costs also vary because of differences in 
construction, age, corporation assistance, and the fact 
that some houses are lived in more heavily than others. 
It is estimated that each fraternity spends between $1,500 
and $2,500 a year on maintenance. 

Hired personnel includes maids and janitors paid by 
the fraternity but excludes student help. Expenses range 
from $800 to $2,200 a year for each house. 

The working capital of a fraternity comes from room, 
board, and social dues. Board bills go into the kitchen 
fund, which is always handled separately. In some houses 
students send their room rent to the alumni corporation. 
Often the alumni demand a yearly review of the house's 
accounts. This serves the function performed by public 
accountants in several other houses. 

One fraternity has a generous scholarship program 
which covers tuition for three members of the chapter. 
It is augmented by a loan system which makes money 
available at no interest. These loans are more easily avail- 
able than are loans from the College, but they are due 
upon graduation. More might be done in this area if the 
chapters enjoyed tax-exempt status. It has been suggested 
that the fraternities should establish a common pool of 
donations to be held by the College for emergency use 
by all the houses. By having gifts made to the College, 
they would be tax deductible. 

Another problem compounding fraternity financing is 
that each house is taxed approximately $2,000 a year by 
the town of Brunswick. Fraternities, so the argument 
runs, are private organizations, while the Elks Club 
(hardly more than a fraternity) qualifies as a charity 
and is tax exempt. The College is tax exempt because it 
is an educational institution, yet what is the raison d'etre 
of a college fraternity? This problem continues to become 
more acute as property taxes rise. 

[CURRICULUM AND STUDENT LIFE] 

Although the curriculum is not influenced by fra- 
g^L ternities, its effect cannot be divorced from 
^^^m the total effect of the College on fraternities. 
JL .A. The freshman-year curriculum has the most 
direct effect on fraternities. Many students become stag- 
nant during their first semester at Bowdoin because their 



academic experience is considerably less exciting than it 
was during their senior year in high school. Every fresh- 
man expects to be challenged in three areas: 1) aca- 
demic, 2) extracurricular, including athletics, and 3) 
social. He is first disillusioned by his courses, so he turns 
to the other two areas for satisfaction. Social life, even if 
it was satisfying on Saturday night, is not sufficient to 
keep a Bowdoin student proud of the college of his 
choice. An athlete who is good enough to enjoy top- 
level competition wraps himself up in his sport, which 
can be fulfilling enough to satisfy his immediate needs 
but often does not give any long-term satisfaction. Many 
students who turn to the extracurricular world find it 
rewarding, but it does not give them a satisfactory answer 
to why they are at Bowdoin. 

What happens is that a great number of freshmen 
turn to their fraternities for security and sanity — an ex- 
perience that is sometimes enough to keep them from 
ever asking themselves why they are here. In one sense 
this is bad, for turning to a fraternity allows a student 
enough diversion so that he may not feel the need to ex- 
tend himself. But another point of view holds that with- 
out the fraternity as a source of acceptance, identification, 
and social life the Bowdoin experience would be un- 
bearable. 

The fraternity has long been the scapegoat when 
people deplore anti- or nonintellectualism on the cam- 
pus. This is absurd. The flaw in their argument is that it 
fails to define the problem in terms of individual rather 
than institutional goals. Because we view student apathy 
at Bowdoin as a function of individual disillusionment, 
we believe that it would exist under any other housing 
arrangement. We refuse to believe that fraternities as 
such promote anti-intellectual attitudes. We also believe 
that intellectualism is not the sole value to be imparted 
by the college experience but should take its place among 
the other facets of Bowdoin College life, or life at any 
liberal arts college. Fraternities are composed of indi- 
vidual students. Thus our attention should be focused on 
individual motivation and why it is lacking at Bowdoin. 
We believe the curriculum is at the root of the problem, 
and the freshman-year program to be the first step in the 
chain reaction that affects all four years of student life. 

The freshman curriculum is composed of required 
and general survey courses. To put it bluntly, they are 
dry. Freshman English, although recently improved, is 
not intellectually stimulating. In some cases this is be- 
cause of a lack of constructive, clear criticism of work 
and of encouragement for work well done. Neither 
mathematics nor the laboratory sciences tend to stimu- 
late out-of-class discussion or rousing cheers for inspir- 
ing lectures. A freshman who does not do well on an ad- 
vanced placement examination in a foreign language is 
placed in an elementary or first-year level literature 
course. These courses usually have small enough classes 



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so that anyone interested in learning the language can 
accomplish his goal, but many of the students in these 
courses are there just to pass the requirement and are 
not intellectually aroused by the learning process. There 
is one elective, generally a lecture course. Its main faults 
are that the student-teacher ratio is too high and that it 
is geared for the major and not for a liberal attitude. 
After a year of such a curriculum many a freshman 
thinks about transferring. 

In an effort to pep up the freshman year, John Ren- 
senbrink of the Department of Government and Legal 
Studies is teaching a course on Black Africa this year. 
Open only to freshmen, the course is designed to con- 
centrate on a limited field of study and is limited to 
twenty students. The emphasis is on stimulating class dis- 
cussion. By taking a course such as this a freshman learns 
why Bowdoin is so highly rated in academic circles. Nor- 
mally such a revelation does not come until his junior 
year, when after he has completed his requirements and 
has taken several survey courses to meet prerequisite de- 
mands he can enroll in small, conference-style courses 
where he may be intellectually stimulated. 

The sophomore year at Bowdoin, unfortunately, is 
largely a continuation of the freshman year, except that 
a student is required to carry five full courses instead of 
four. It is a foregone conclusion that a sophomore must 
find a gut course as his fifth subject or else succumb 
under the pressure of a difficult academic load. 

It will take a unified effort by faculty and student 
leaders to overcome the debilitating effects of the fresh- 
man and sophomore year curricula. 

[CLASS SIZE AND STRUCTURE] 

Fraternities were first formed to bolster the often 
sparse curricula of early liberal arts colleges. 
As these colleges expanded their course offer- 
ings, the need for fraternities to be concerned 
with curricular matters became less. At least at Bowdoin, 
however, there are still weaknesses, particularly in class 
size and structure, as a comparison of Bowdoin with 
Amherst, Hamilton, and Trinity indicates. 

Consider, for instance, the percentage of courses with 
enrollments of ten or fewer students at each of these 



colleges during the fall semester of 1967-68: 40 percent 
at Amherst, 34 percent at Trinity, 30 percent at Hamil- 
ton, and only 24 percent at Bowdoin. Bowdoin loses 
prospective students to these colleges, and perhaps an 
improvement in the size of Bowdoin's classes would 
help prevent this. The College has spent much money 
and time on its excellent Senior Year Program, but it 
offers little in the way of seminar courses for under- 
classmen. Former President Coles and Dean Greason 
have felt concern for this inequality. 

It is, of course, primarily the responsibility of the 
College to correct the present imbalance of emphasis be- 
tween the Senior Year Program and the curriculum of 
the underclass years, but the present situation does offer 
fraternities the opportunity to integrate themselves with 
the academic goals of the institution by reintroducing the 
intellectual preoccupations which caused their original 
founding. Seminars carrying academic credit and open 
to the first three undergraduate classes could be taught 
in the houses. Books pertaining to these seminars could 
be kept in their libraries. The presence of seminars in the 
houses undoubtedly would have a beneficial effect on the 
style of life in the houses. At the same time the houses 
would be providing sites with an atmosphere more con- 
ducive for the informal give-and-take necessary for suc- 
cessful seminars than is found in most of Bowdoin's 
classroom buildings. Such a program would not only aid 
the College's curriculum but also would lend credence 
to the assertion that the fraternities can help invigorate 
the intellectual life of Bowdoin students. 

[CONCLUSION] 

As we have tried to indicate, fraternities can and 
g^L will be of aid in many areas of college life if 
^^^^ their critics will cooperate through construc- 
JL. .motive suggestions. Many areas have yet to be 
examined, but throughout the spring semester study and 
discussion of campus environment and its effects on fra- 
ternities will continue. We, as members of fraternities, do 
support an alternative to fraternity life, but we also be- 
lieve that fraternities through self-improvement can offer 
a solution to many of the problems which presently con- 
front Bowdoin. 



This article is an abridgment of a report accepted by a majority of the fall 

members of the Council of Fraternity Presidents. The report was prepared by the 

following students: F. Marc Williams '69, fall semester president of 

Alpha Delta Phi (rushing); Benjamin R. Pratt Jr. '69, fall semester president 

of Zeta Psi (orientation); John F Pritchard '69, spring semester president of 

Delta Sigma (social life); Kenneth E. Bollinger Jr. '69, fall semester president 

of Phi Delta Psi (finances); Richard A. Mersereau '69, 1967-68 president of 

Chi Psi (curriculum and student life); and Michael A. C. Clark '69, spring semester 

president of Beta Theta Pi (class size and structure). The Editors thank 

Merrill C. Cousens '69, fall semester president of Delta Sigma and chairman of 

the council, for assistance in abridging the report. 



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WHICH WAY TO COLEMAN? 

by Mark E. Kelley Jr. 

Almost thirty years can bring about a few changes in the most 
sustaining mother as this Alumnus discovered after 
confronting Alumni Weekend and its exact opposite. 
Homecoming, last fall. 

The intellectual atmosphere of the College, which the Alumnus 
felt he was now old enough to appreciate, was missing for 
the most part. Professors wisely went underground to wait 
for this festival to blow over. It was an athletic event — 
on the field, at the dances, and in the Alumni House 
bar. Nobody cracked a book but, from the physical 
effort observed, practically everyone slipped a disc. 

Mitch's for tea, anyone? 



Mark E. Kelley Jr. '39 is a freelance car- 
toonist and illustrator. His work appears 
frequently in the Boston Sunday Globe 
Magazine. Other media which have carried 
his drawings range from cocktail napkins 
to billboards in the Boston area and include 
the New Yorker and the Wall Street Journal. 



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Senior Hilton 



WILDER '45 




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Ross Williams 
23 Alta Place 
Yonkers, N. Y. 



10710 



Company's office in Pittsfield, Me. He's 
been with C.M.P. since 1949. 

Jerry Blakeley was the keynote speaker 
at the Eastern Regional Appraisers Con- 
ference in Boston last fall. 

Norm Cook wrote in November: "I 
have resigned my position of mathematics 
teacher at Hanover, N.H., High School to 
accept the position of consultant, educa- 
tional information, with the New Hamp- 
shire State Department of Education. Our 
new address is White Rock Hill Road, 
RFD 3, Concord, N.H. 03301. Both boys 
are in college. David is at Keene State 
College and Wesley is at Plymouth State 
College. At the recent meeting of the New 
Hampshire Education Association, I was 
elected first vice president of the 7,000- 
member organization. Best wishes to all. 
Barbara and I are looking forward to our 
25th in June." 

Charles Crimmin, laid low by a bout 
with pneumonia a year ago, last fall re- 
signed from the Planning Board and the 
Conservation Commission of Pittsfield, 
Mass. The mayor of the city praised him 
as a "dedicated and distinguished public 
servant ... a man of considerable talents 
and high standards." 

John Jaques was on sabbatic leave last 
fall doing research on his dissertation, a 
study of Thoreau's The Maine Woods. 
John is an assistant professor of English 
at the University of Maine at Portland. 

Bob Johnson was named lens manufac- 
turing manager of the American Optical 
Co. in November. He joined American Op- 
tical in 1946. 

The happiest task George Lord had as 
chairman of the Greater Portland United 
Fund Campaign was to announce in Octo- 
ber that the fund reached a record 
$1,143,408. 

Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Bob 
Marchildon in November was decorated 
with the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious 
service while in Vietnam. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bob Maxwell, whose wife, Pirie, 
died on Oct. 12. 

Chief Warrant Officer Stanley Ochman- 
ski retired in November from the Air Force 
after 27 years of service. 

Wilfred Small wrote in October: "Have 
become a camp follower of the Choate 
football team this fall. It and oldest son, 
Tom, a senior, have been doing pretty well 
so far. Son Dick, also at Choate, is a soc- 
cer goalie. We look forward to working 
with and seeing many of our Class in '68." 

The marriage of Bill Stark and Ruth 
Gertrude Krey was announced last fall. 
They are living in Dayton, Ohio. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to James Warren, whose mother, 
Mrs. Lois P. Warren, died on Oct. 9. 

Ed Woods last fall was director of the 
special gifts solicitation of the Cohasset 
Torch Team of the Massachusetts Bay 
United Fund Drive. 



In November Don Bramley was named 
senior vice president of the Life Insurance 
Agency Management Association of Hart- 
ford, Conn. The association does coopera- 
tive research for insurance companies. 

Bob Brown wrote in November: "Still 
a research and development manager for 
the Chemical Division of Uniroyal in Nau- 
gutuck, Conn. Only potential Bowdoin 
man in the family (Steven) is spending a 
year in Williamstown, Australia, as a Ro- 
tary Exchange Student. He seems to be 
thriving on it. The two girls are still at 
home helping Mother run the place!" 

Norm Duggan, who returned from a 
tour in Vietnam last fall, is again direct- 
ing the First Parish Church Senior Choir 
in Brunswick. 

John Harrington wrote in December to 
say that he was forming a company for 
oceanographic work. His son, John, expects 
to graduate from Northeastern in 1969, 
and his daughter, Susan, is attending Vir- 
ginia Intermont. Son Steven hopes to enter 
Bowdoin in the fall of 1969. 

When John Hess wrote in December he 
said that he had resigned as vice president 
and secretary of Bangor Punta Corp. to 
become a partner in a Bangor law firm. 
His business address is 6 State St., Bangor. 

Dick Johnstone reported this fall that 
his son, Rob '69, was enrolled in North- 
eastern University's co-op plan in the 
School of Business Administration. 

Al Pillsbury and Eleanor Tupper Field 
married in November. 

Dick Rhodes read a paper at the 74th 
meeting of the Acoustical Society of Amer- 
ica in November. 

George Sager's son, Craig, entered Roch- 
ester Institute of Technology last fall. 

Don Scott has moved from Tallahassee, 
Fla., to Dayton, Tenn., where he is teach- 
ing at William Jennings Bryan College. 



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Dick Britton wrote in November to say 
that since Sept. 1 he has been a professor 
of surgery at the State University of New 
York's Downstate Medical Center and 
chairman of the department of surgery at 
Brooklyn-Cumberland Medical Center. He 
was formerly an associate professor of 
surgery at Columbia. "Getting 'kicked up- 
stairs,' " he said, "means 94 committee 
meetings and three operations during the 
last two months." 

Since September Taylor Cole has been 
teaching mathematics at Episcopal Acade- 
my, Merion, Pa. 

Al Grondin, who is merchandise manag- 
er of Reid & Hughes Co., has moved from 
Peabody, Mass., to 15 Maplewood Court, 
Norwich, Conn. 06360. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to James Herrick, whose wife, Mrs. 
Nettie A. Herrick, died on Dec. 23. 

Dr. Harold Lee, assistant superintendent 
of Medfield (Mass.) State Hospital, read a 
paper at a meeting of the National Acade- 
my of Psychosomatic Medicine in Decem- 
ber. His subject was his research on the 
effect of a new drug, haloperidol, on men- 
tal patients. 



The Rev. Roger Nichols, who is in his 
ninth year as rector of Trinity Church, Co- 
lumbus, is serving as director of review 
and evaluation for the Episcopal Diocese 
of Southern Ohio. 

In December it was announced that Phil 
Wilder was leaving Wabash College, where 
he has been chairman of the political sci- 
ence department, to become academic dean 
of a new California state college in Bakers- 
field on Feb. 1. The California state col- 
lege will not have its first students until 
1970. One of Phil's major tasks will be 
hiring the faculty. He had been at Wabash 
since 1949. 



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Morris A. Densmore 

933 Princeton Boulevard, S.E. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 49506 



In November the directors of the Salem 
(Mass.) Chamber of Commerce elected 
Alton Cole president. 

Last fall Henry Dixon was appointed 
alumni director of Berwick Academy. 

Bill Dougherty wrote in November: 
"Hope to be back for the Alumni Council 
meeting. On June 15, 1967, I went on my 
own . . . handling trials in federal and 
California courts." In October Bill repre- 
sented Bowdoin at the inauguration of 
Robert C. Kramer as president of Califor- 
nia State Polytechnic College. 

Dana Little, director of Bowdoin's Pub- 
lic Affairs Research Center, has been 
named to a task force on municipal reve- 
nue by Maine Gov. Kenneth M. Curtis. 

Archie Maxwell was elected chairman of 
the board of the Maine State Chamber of 
Commerce last fall. 

Harold Nectow has been named head of 
the annual appeal of the Jewish Federation 
in the Swampscott, Mass., area. 

Corwin Olds said he planned to retire 
from the Navy on Feb. 1 when he wrote 
last fall. At that time he was stationed at 
the Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White 
Oak, Md., as assistant for nuclear energy 
to the director of research. He hopes either 
to enter medical school or to teach at a 
junior college. 

Charles Robbins in December sold his 
stock in Dolsan Mines Ltd., which has 
been prospecting in Maine. 

Martin Smith reported in December that 
he had been elected chief of staff of St. 
Anthony Hospital, Denver, Colo. 

Col. Art Terrill has been a member of 
the department of surgery, William Beau- 
mont General Hospital, El Paso, Tex., 
since last July. 



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Kenneth M. Schubert 
5 Harvey Court 
Morristown, N. J. 07960 



Leonard Bell, who visited the Middle 
East last fall, gave a talk on his experiences 
there at a meeting of the Lewiston-Auburn 
Rotary Club in November. 

Bob Bliss had a collection consisting pri- 
marily of landscapes and figures in oil 
hanging in the Hingham (Mass.) Public 
Library for most of September. 

Corydon Dunham wrote in October that 
he was the assistant general attorney for 
NBC. He, Janet, and their new son are 
living at 315 East 68th St. in New York. 

Last fall Jim Hall and his family moved 
from Mountainside, N.J., to 1400 Sorolla 
Ave., Coral Gables, Fla. 33134. Jim is the 



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Prominent at the 100th anniversary banquet of the Bowdoin chapter of Zeta Psi on Oct. 27 
were (l.-r.) Roy Foulke '50, the national fraternity's vice president of finance; Robert 
Maxwell '43, chief of the U.N. Postal Administration, who was the principal speaker; Ben- 
jamin Pratt '69, chapter president; and Louis R. Bruce, the national executive secretary. 



executive director of the Miami Heart As- 
sociation. 

Old North Church, Marblehead, Mass., 
observed the 20th anniversary of the or- 
dination into the ministry of the Rev. 
George Hooten on Oct. 22. He became 
minister of the church in the spring of 
1961. Since then the number of families 
associated with the church has increased 
from 600 to 800. 

In October we received word that Lt. 
Col. Peter Macomber was serving in Viet- 
nam. His tour there was expected to end 
in June. Pete's address is USA WDMET 
(V), APO San Francisco, Calif. 96307. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Dick Roundy, whose father, Rich- 
ard A. Roundy, died on Dec. 26. 

Bob Schonland last fall was appointed 
to the fibers marketing department of Dow 
Badische Co., Williamsburg, Va., as super- 
intendent of order services. His office is in 
New York City. 



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C. Cabot Easton 
2 Tobcy Lane 
Andovcr, Mass. 01810 



20TH REUNION 

Chairman: C. Cabot Easton 

Headquarters: 1 South Maine 

George Berkley joined the faculty of 
Albion (Mich.) College last fall as an as- 
sistant professor of political science. He 
and his family are living at 410 Allen 
Place in Albion. 

Alan Bugbee was promoted from district 
manager to regional manager of Machine 
Design magazine in September. 

John McGorrill has been elected a vice 
president of the Maine Association of 
Broadcasters. He is with WMTW-TV, Po- 
land Spring. 

Myron Milden wrote in October: "Was 
recently arrested for supposedly posting 
political signs illegally in my own store 
window in my behalf. After a bit of a 



hubbub I was acquitted by the judge. Am 
busy politicking as alderman in Ward I of 
Manchester, N.H. Would welcome any 
Bowdoin men of any vintage who are in 
the area. Maurice Glazier '49 drops by 
with regularity. Hope all my Jewish class- 
mates have a healthy and happy new year 
by Jewish count, 5728." 

Steve Monaghan wrote in November to 
say that he and his committee (Baxter, 
Martens, Dunlap, Robinson, and Cooper) 
met on Alumni Day to coordinate plans 
for our 20th in June. 

Dan Morrison has been appointed con- 
trol manager for the realty division of 
Union Carbide Corp. 

Last fall Dr. George Pappas joined the 
department of anatomy of Albert Einstein 
College of Medicine in New York. 

Charles Perry became an estate planning 
consultant for the Eastern Trust and Bank- 
ing Co., Bangor, in October. 

Classmates and friends express their 
sympathy to Hugh Robinson, whose moth- 
er, Mrs. Grata P. Robinson, died on Jan. 6. 

Joe Wheeler has returned to Washington 
as deputy assistant administrator of the 
State Department's Bureau for Near East 
and South Asia "after a very exciting two 
years in Amman." He and his family are 
living at 8904 Gallant Green Drive, Mc- 
Lean, Va. 22101. 



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Ira Pitch kk 

RD 2 

Turner 04282 



The Rev. Dave Boulton became rector 
of St. John's Episcopal Church, Athol, 
Mass., on Dec. 1. 

Matt Branche wrote in November: "Am 
keeping pretty busy with work. Was re- 
cently appointed associate in surgery at 
Columbia University School of Physicians 
and Surgeons. My regards to all." 

Eric Butler has been elected director of 
training at First National Bank, Boston. 

Danny Dayton and his wife had a 



75,000-to-l chance pay off in November. 
Seems that when they went to Expo '67 
Danny entered a drawing sponsored by an 
encyclopedia firm. He won an all-expense- 
paid two week tour of Europe for himself 
and his wife. 

Jim Draper accepted the position of 
headmaster of Shepherd Knapp School on 
Dec. 1. He will start on July 1. Shepherd 
Knapp currently has grades one through 
nine but plans a major expansion pro- 
gram. It owns 400 acres seven miles out- 
side of Worcester, Mass., in the town of 
Boylston. 

Bob Hart, a member of the English de- 
partment at Brunswick High School, parti- 
cipated in a linguistics conference spon- 
sored by the English Language Curriculum 
Group at the high school and Ginn and 
Co. The conference was in Brunswick in 
December. 

Bill Ireland has been named to the 
Board of Trustees of Leicester Junior Col- 
lege. 

Lee Jackson has moved from Waldwick, 
N.J., to 45 Duncott Road, Fairport, N.Y. 
14450. He is a branch manager of Motors 
Insurance Corp. 

Bill Kirkpatrick was chairman of Divi- 
sion E of the Greater Portland United 
Fund Campaign last fall. His division at- 
tained 100.2% of its goal. 

Johnson Poor has been elected vice pres- 
ident of Commerce Publishing Co., St. 
Louis, where he has been for the past 14 
years. He has also been elected to the 
board of directors of the firm, which pub- 
lishes six national business magazines. 

Ed Sample has been appointed director 
of sales for Toensmeier Information Ser- 
vices Inc., Hamden, Conn. The firm is a 
worldwide information gathering and re- 
porting organization that provides engineer- 
ing and marketing studies on packaging 
and converting systems. 

Joe Shortell and Patricia J. Leahy mar- 
ried on Sept. 16 at Seattle, Wash. 

Ted Tatsios has retired from the Air 
Force with the rank of lieutenant colonel 
and since September has been an assistant 
professor of history at Elmira College. 

Air Force Major Jim Veghte has been 
transferred to Wright Patterson AFB, 
Ohio. 



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Richard A. Morrell 
2 Breckan Road 
Brunswick 04011 



18TH REUNION 

Chairman: Wolcott A. Hokanson Jr. 

Headquarters: 17 North Appleton 

Win Baker and Ursula Elisabeth Oelker, 
of Wolfenbuttel, Germany, were married 
there in August. They are living in Switzer- 
land, where Win is on the staff of the 
European Nuclear Research Center. 

Gordon Beem wrote in December to say 
that he and his family had moved to 
Woodbridge, Va. Gordon is an administra- 
tive officer in the Office of the Surgeon 
General, U.S. Air Force. "We will miss 
Maine," he added, "but not those long, 
long Aroostook County winters. We have 
kept our cabin on Madawaska Lake for 
summer vacations." 

In October Herb Bennett was named to 
the seven-man National Policy Committee 
of the American Trial Lawyers Association. 

Jerry Cogan wrote in November: "I am 
beginning to find out what it's like to get 



36 



people to contribute money and time. I am 
chairman of membership and development 
for the American Civil Liberties Union of 
Oregon. I can really appreciate the efforts 
that have gone into the Alumni Fund year 
after year. Good luck to all of us!" 

Larry Colwell is general manager of a 
Jordan Marsh store which opened in Brain- 
tree, Mass., last fall. 

Roy Foulke has been elected a vice presi- 
dent of Zeta Psi national fraternity. Dur- 
ing 1966-67 he was treasurer and for his 
efforts he was awarded the Distinguished 
Service Award, the highest honor given by 
Zeta Psi. 

Roy Gallant is the coauthor of Discov- 
ering Rocks and Minerals, which has been 
published by the Natural History Press for 
the American Museum of Natural History. 

David Garland has been named an as- 
sistant trust officer of Norfolk County 
Trust Co. 

Bob Gulian has been appointed director 
of financial public relations at Trans World 
Airlines. 

Dick Hatch is the legal counsel of Mo- 
hawk Airlines and is living at 9 Norris 
Drive, Whitesboro, N.Y. 13492. 

Hokie Hokanson has been reelected to 
the Board of Trustees of Brunswick Re- 
gional Memorial Hospital. 

Steve Hustvedt wrote in November: "I 
have retired as chairman of the Art Com- 
mittee of the National Association of In- 
dependent Schools after eleven years. I 
hope this will give me time to do more 
portraits. Keep this in mind, all you bank 
presidents." 

Jerry McCarty has been elected secre- 
tary of the recently formed Citizens' Asso- 
ciation for Cooperative Planning. 

Roger Mergendahl is associate dean for 
academic affairs at the University of Wis- 
consin Marathon County Center in Wau- 
sau. He has been teaching English there 
since 1960. 

Dr. Ron Potts has been named chief 
pathologist at Central Maine General Hos- 



pital, Lewiston. He is serving his second 
year as president of the Maine Society of 
Pathologists. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Howard Reiche on the death of 
his brother, Albert K. Reiche, on Dec. 28. 

George Schenck is now an assistant pro- 
fessor of mineral economics in the College 
of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn 
State. In addition to his academic duties, 
he has written and spoken widely on min- 
eral logistics, structure of nonmetallic 
mineral industries, and minerals in region- 
al development. He is also a consultant, a 
director of ArmorGard Corp., and presi- 
dent of University Research Associates. 

Jim Schoenthaler has been named chair- 
man of the Maine Employment Security 
Commission. 

Al Tobey and Mrs. Linda Williams 
Hughes, of South Freeport, married on 
Oct. 4. 

Mark Vokey joined the C. Robin Turner 
Insurance Agency, of Chatham, Mass., in 
September. He is specializing in financial 
security and estate planning service. 

Fred Weidner sang the title role in a 
performance of Handel's Judas Macca- 
baeus which was presented by the Oratorio 
Society of New Jersey and the New Jersey 
Symphony Orchestra in Montclair, N. J., 
on Dec. 2. His wife, Nancy, gave birth to 
another daughter, Cynthia Guild, on Sept. 
14. Fred reports that the printing business 
has been good. 

Charlie Wilder has joined the legal staff 
of Texas Gulf Sulphur Co. He's still living 
at 19 Grace Court, Brooklyn Heights, but 
now in Apartment 5-A. 

Art Williams, chairman of the Vermont 
Board of Historic Sites, was guest speaker 
at the November meeting of the Woman's 
Club of Essex Junction, Vt. Art is also a 
director of the Vermont Council on the 
Arts, a director of Sugarbush Valley Ski 
Area, and president of Sugarbush Polo 
Club. 

Mac Wolfe has been elected executive 




Robert P. Lampert (center), father of Richard P. Lampert 70 and vice president of the 
Pejepscot Paper Division of the Hearst Corp., presents a $5,000 grant to Acting President 
Athern P. Daggett '25 on behalf of the Hearst Foundation Inc. Mr. Lampert also presented 
Hearst Foundation grants of S3,000 each to Robert W. Harris (at left), administrator of 
Parkview Memorial Hospital; Louis A. Dye (2nd from left), administrator of Regional Memorial 
Hospital; and Joseph W. Gauld '51 (at right), headmaster of the Hyde School, Bath. 



vice president and member of the board 
of Bank of Boston International, a New 
York-based subsidiary of First National 
Bank of Boston. 

Paul Zdanowicz resigned as superinten- 
dent of schools in Lee, Mass., to take a 
similar position in Solon, Ohio. 



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Louis J. Siroy 
P.O. Box 189 
Epping, N.H. 03042 



In September John Cronin was named 
manager of the Andover, Mass., office of 
the American General Life Insurance Co. 
of Houston, Tex. 

Peter DeTroy has been named public re- 
lations and advertising manager, govern- 
ment relations operations, General Time 
Corp., Stamford, Conn. He was formerly 
public relations and advertising manager 
of Motorola Inc.'s Chicago government 
electronics center. 

Dr. Herbert Gould was invited to read 
a paper at the Royal College of Surgeons 
and at the Oxford Ophthalmologic Con- 
gress last summer. Afterward, he went to 
France, where as a Chevalier du Tastevin, 
he explored the vineyards of Burgundy. He 
is an assistant clinical professor of surgery 
(ophthalmology) with the State Univer- 
sity of New York and has a busy private 
practice. 

Bill Graham wrote the score for the 
North River Community Club Players pro- 
duction of Rumpelstilskin, which was pre- 
sented in Norwell, Mass., in December. 

Bill Houston returned from Trieste, 
Italy, in October. He was head of a mis- 
sion from the city of Bangor, which 
agreed with Trieste officials to establish a 
program of collaboration between Bangor 
educational centers and the Trieste Inter- 
national School. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Bill Knights and his wife, 
whose infant daughter, Amy Hogan 
Knights, died on Nov. 5. 

Ed Legere, resident manager for the 
Phoenix London Group, has been elected 
president of the Maine Insurance Field- 
men's Association. 

Maine State Senator Jon Lund has been 
elected vice chairman of the Intergovern- 
mental Relations Committee. 

Tom Mitchell is teaching social studies 
at Woodstock High School, Bryant Pond. 

Don Sawyer has moved from Portland 
to 5809 Tingdale Ave., Edina, Minn. He 
is a regional manager for Field Enter- 
prises Educational Corp. in the Minne- 
apolis area. 

Lt. Cmdr. Barclay Shepard left in Oc- 
tober aboard the Hospital Ship USS 
Repose for duty off the coast of Vietnam. 
He is assigned as the thoracic surgeon of 
the ship's services. Just before he left he 
was certified by the American Board of 
Thoracic Surgery. 

Bob Spooner was awarded the designa- 
tion of Chartered Property Casualty Un- 
derwriter by the American Institute for 
Property and Liability Underwriters last 
fall. 



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Adrian L. Asherman 
21 Cherry Hill Drive 
Waterville 04901 



Electronic Associates Inc. of West Long 
Beach, N. J., has promoted Bob Gibson to 



M 



GIBSON "52 






manager, associate relations. In his new 
job he is responsible for personnel policy, 
benefits, and the firm's medical program. 

Heinrich Gleissner has been named con- 
sul general of New York City for Austria. 

Fred and Ellen Hochberger became the 
parents of their fourth child, second son, 
Benjamin Samuel, on Oct. 15. 

George Maling read a paper at the 74th 
meeting of the Acoustical Society of 
America in November. 

Cam Niven and his wife in December 
announced the adoption of a daughter, 
Alison Elizabeth, born on Nov. 16. She 
is their second child. 

Chris Packard has been elected to the 
steering committee of the recently formed 
Citizens' Association for Cooperative Plan- 
ning. 

Don Richter and Elizabeth Wolder, a 
graduate of the University of Miami and 
a resident of New York City, were plan- 
ning to marry in December, according to 
a note from Don last fall. 

Don Russell wrote in November: "Dot 
and I came back for Homecoming and the 
Colby game with Sue and Pete Runton '53 
We enjoyed seeing the Arctic Museum, 
the new library, and the Senior Center. 
We were very impressed to see the fine 
condition of all the buildings and grounds 
— and especially the good-looking group 
of undergraduates — no beatniks!" 

Roger Sullivan is the U.S. Consul in 
Medan, Indonesia. His address is Amer- 
ican Embassy ME, APO San Francisco, 
Calif. 96356. 



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lbf.rt C. K. Chun-Hoon, M.D. 
418 Alewa Drive 
onolulu, Hawaii 96817 



15TH REUNION 

Chairman: Donald A. Bloom 

Headquarters: 19 North Winthrop 

John Curran has been named editor and 
publisher of the Danvers (Mass.) Herald. 
He was formerly editor of the Ipswich 
(Mass.) Chronicle. 

Joe de Rivera, who is still at N.Y.U., 
expects to have a book, The Psychological 
Dimensions of Foreign Policy, published 
by Charles Merrill Books Inc. in March. 

Bob Harriman is teaching mathematics 
at Bay Path Junior College, Longmeadow, 
Mass. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Jim Herrick, whose mother, 
Mrs. Nettie A. Herrick, died on Dec. 23. 

Last fall Joergen Knudsen was kind 
enough to give seven publications about 
Denmark to the Hawthorne-Longfellow 
Library. 

Last fall Don Lints began his seventh 
year, second as principal, at the Upper 
School of Morgan Park Academy in 
Chicago. 

The Rev. Phil Palmer, pastor of Ban- 



gor's First Methodist Church, has been 
elected executive secretary of the Maine 
Council of Churches. He assumed the 
post on Jan. 1. 

Tom Pickering has been transferred to 
the U.S. Embassy at Dar es Salaam, Tan- 
zania, as deputy chief of mission, accord- 
ing to a note received from him in De- 
cember. Before his transfer he had been 
for two years the principal officer of the 
U.S. Consulate in Zanzibar. 

Bob Saunders is with the Ronson Corp. 
handling its sales meetings, shows, and 
presentations. 

Brad Smith wrote in December to say 
that he had just returned to work follow- 
ing two months in the hospital. 

Dayton Wolfe wrote in November: "I 
was promoted last February to vice pres- 
ident of sales for Haughton Elevator Co. 
The only real drawbacks of the new posi- 
tion and location is our inability to see 
old friends and to visit the Bowdoin 
campus. Any alumni lost in the wilds of 
Toledo would be welcome at the Wolfe 
household." 



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Horace A. Hildreth Jr. 
Suite 507 

465 Congress Street 
Portland 04111 



The Navy has transferred Cdr. Dave 
Bailey to Children's Hospital, Washington, 
D.C., where he is conducting research and 
gaining clinical practice in pediatric neu- 
rology. Dave's home address is 14 Kent- 
bury Way, Bethesda, Md. 20014. 

Don Blodgett wrote in December: "In 
May Allie and I had our fourth child and 
first son, Junior of course." 

A photograph of Al Farrington appeared 
in an advertisement for Connecticut Gen- 
eral Life Insurance Co. in the Sept. 1 1 is- 
sue of Sports Illustrated. Al was one of ten 
independent insurance men being recog- 
nized for "their exceptional service to their 
clients." Al is with the Dunlap Agency in 
Auburn. 

Scott Fox was elected secretary of the 
Maine Estate Planning Council last fall. 

Bob Goddard has been presented an 
award of excellence by the International 
Council of Industrial Editors for his work 
with Life with Liberty magazine. He is also 
editor of Liberty Lines, a publication for 
760,000 policyholders of Liberty Mutual 
Life Insurance Companies. 

A note from Joel Graham on Dec. 6 
read, "I once again plan to spend the holi- 
day season in the Tonkin Gulf." 

Horace Hildreth has been elected a di- 
rector of the recently formed Citizens' As- 
sociation for Cooperative Planning. 

Charles Ladd wrote in December: "I 
am thoroughly enjoying a sabbatical leave 
from M.I.T. I am working as a visiting 
consultant with Haley & Aldrich Inc. in 
Cambridge. In addition to really challeng- 
ing local projects, such as large highway 
embankments for 1-295 in Portland, I've 
been able to lecture in Venezuela and Nor- 
way, and travel to Japan and Thailand on 
consulting jobs." 

Mike McCabe wrote in December: "Do- 
ing specialty training in radiology at the 
University of California. Got married in 
June, and we already have one dog." 

Ros Moore wrote in November: "Bever- 
ly and I had hoped to make Homecoming 
Weekend but we didn't get back from Ger- 
many until November. I'm getting the 
family settled in Peabody, Mass., before 



going to Vietnam for my second tour." 

Leo Sauve is the food service director of 
Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa. The hospital 
will soon expand to 600 beds, he wrote in 
November. His wife Mollie and children, 
Diana, Alan, Charlene and Paul, enjoy 
Erie "but miss New England at times." 

Charles Skinner has been named agency 
supervisor in the Boston office of Monarch 
Life Insurance Co. 

Ron Straight has had a busy and inter- 
esting year keeping up with his twin boys 
born on Jan. 3, 1967. The boys, Richard 
and Roger, joined Sharon and Carolyn. 
The Straights live at 1381 Stonybrook 
Lane, Mountainside, N. J. 

Bob Thurston wrote in October: "Sue 
and I had a great time in San Diego last 
May with our good friends, (Dr.) Skip and 
Gail Larcom. The Larcoms are now in 
Casper, Wyo., and since we take distances 
much less seriously west of the White 
Mountains we hope to see them more fre- 
quently." 



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Lloyd O. Bishop 
Wilmington College 
Wilmington, N. C. 28401 



Neil Alter wrote in November: "On 
Sept. 23, 1967, I married Janinne Aronov, 
with the ceremony being held in Caracas, 
Venezuela. I continue as an assistant 
manager with the First National City Bank 
at its Caracas branch. All Bowdoin men 
are welcome." 

Hal Anthony has been promoted and 
transferred by AT&T. He is a staff repre- 
sentative working in the New York office 
and lives at 69 Great Oak Drive, Short 
Hills, N.J. 

Chip Bartlett has been named manager 
of the special programs division of Time 
Share Corp., a business and educational 
consulting firm. 

Bob Delaney wrote in December: "I 
missed seeing the College this fall, but I 
expect to be up with a few boys this winter 
for a subfrosh weekend. We had our fifth 
child and fourth 'Bowdoin man' last sum- 
mer." The young man's name is Dennis. 

Fred Goddard wrote in December: "My 
wife, Pat, and I took a second trip to Eu- 
rope in September. Spent a week in south- 
ern Portugal touring in a rented car, swim- 
ming and soaking up sun and Portuguese 
wine. Filed a couple of stories for The 
Item (Lynn) my only place of employment 
since graduation. A week in Madrid and a 
few days in Paris wound up the vacation. 
Was named associate editor of The Item 
at the end of the year. And after four 
years as president of the local chapter of 
the American Newspaper Guild! I don't 
feel traitorous at all. Still living in Marble- 
head, 'The Birthplace of the American 
Navy.' " 

After three daughters, Mr. and Mrs. 
George Harvey are pleased to announce 
the birth of a son, David Preston, July 3. 

Dr. Bob Hinckley has joined the faculty 
of the Georgetown University School of 
Medicine. He is an instructor in pediatrics 
and director of the out-patient section at 
Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Hugh Huleatt, whose brother, Dr. 
Thomas R. Huleatt Jr. '45, died Dec. 21. 

Sam Levey wrote a pleasant letter to 
Professor Kamerling of the chemistry de- 
partment in December. He was thoughtful 
enough to pass it along to us. In the letter 



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MERRITT '56 



BENNETT '57 



Sam said in part: "After obtaining my 
Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in health 
administration, I taught there for two 
years, took a year off to attend Harvard 
School of Public Health for a postdoctoral 
degree, worked four years in the State 
Health Department in Boston, and am now 
involved in medical care planning at Har- 
vard Medical School and teach occasional- 
ly. Recently my wife and I were delighted 
to become the parents of a boy and girl. 
Perhaps by 1985 Bowdoin will be coed!" 

J. B. Van Cronkhite, formerly publica- 
tions editor at Ford Motor Company's 
tractor division in Detroit, has become 
editor-in-chief of Quality Progress, a 
monthly news-magazine started in October 
by the American Society for Quality Con- 
trol. 



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P. GlRARD KlRBY 

345 Brookline Street 
Needham, Mass. 02192 



George deLyra exhibited paintings and 
sketches at Westbrook Junior College last 
fall. George teaches art at the Portland 
Art School and gives private instruction in 
Brunswick. 

Major Lucius Hallett left last fall for a 
tour of duty in Southeast Asia. He is a 
helicopter pilot. 

Bob Hamilton and Carole Miriam Sim- 
mons married at Lynnfield, Mass., in Sep- 
tember. 

David Holmes, who is assistant dean 
and a lecturer in music at Hollins College, 
has become a music critic for the Roanoke 
(Va.) Times. 

Kevin Hughes has moved to 27 Rand 
Road, Yarmouth, Me. 04096. He is vice 
president of Retail Store Management Inc. 

Sandy Kowal became the father of Da- 
vid Paul Kowal on Sept. 14. 

Dick Kurtz is vice president and general 
manager of American Machine and Foun- 
dry Company's Food Service Division at 
Essex, Conn. He, Ginny, and their three 
boys are living in Madison, Conn., on the 
Long Island Sound. 

Phil Lee received a Ph.D. in Romance 
languages from the University of North 
Carolina last August. He is an assistant 
professor of French at Macalester College, 
St. Paul, Minn. 

Bob Martin wrote in November: "We 
now have four children. We adopted an 
American Indian girl last November, so 
we now have two boys of our own, an 
adopted Korean girl, and our new Indian 
girl." 

George Massih has moved for the fifth 
time in eight years with Du Pont. He is 
living in Wilmington, Del., and is national 
sales manager for Du Pont's Industrial 
Fabrics Department. He and Bea wish they 
were closer to home and Bowdoin. 

Dick Merritt has been transferred from 



the Redstone Research Laboratories of 
Rohm and Haas Co. at Huntsville, Ala., 
to the firm's laboratories in Spring House, 
Pa. He is doing research on the organic 
synthesis of compounds for use in acrylic 
dispersions. Dick and his family live at 18 
Shelly Lane, Fort Washington, Pa. 

Billy Moody and his wife became the 
parents of Richard B. Moody on Oct. 18. 

Mort Price has joined the mid-Manhat- 
tan firm of Ginsberg, Schwab, and Gold- 
berg. Last summer he and Merle spent two 
weeks in the Caribbean, "stopping at the 
Beach Hotel of St. Croix, where Lon 
Southerland and his wife were most gra- 
cious hosts. The accommodations were su- 
perb, and the island is delightful," Mort 
reports. 

Fred Smith's plant in North New Port- 
land, the only industry in the town, was 
leveled by fire in October. The 17 em- 
ployees put out of work were offered jobs 
at Fred's New Vineyard plant. Estimates 
of the loss ranged as high as $100,000. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bob Warren, whose mother, Mrs. 
Lois R Warren, died on Oct. 9. 

Don Winner has been promoted to the 
rank of major in the Air Force. He is a 
planner-briefer and pilot of a KC 135 
tanker in Southeast Asia. 

Wayne Wright read a paper at the 74th 
meeting of the Acoustical Society of 
America in November. 



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John C. Finn 
6 Palmer Road 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 



Major John Alden expects to go to Viet- 
nam in February. He has been attending 
the Language School at El Paso, Tex. 

In November Dick Baribeau was named 
Maine Realtor of the Year by the National 
Association of Real Estate Boards. 

Dick Bell is controller with Sylvania 
Centro-americana SA in San Jose, Costa 
Rica. 

Don Bennett has been named supervisor 
of the grinding wheel section in the Norton 
Co. Product Engineering Department. 

Dr. Harry Carpenter has been appointed 
to the associate staff of Hunt Memorial 
Hospital and has opened an office for the 
practice of pediatrics in Topsfield, Mass. 

Last fall Dr. Saul Cohen opened an of- 
fice at 1 Salem St., Wakefield, Mass., for 
the practice of pediatric and adolescent 
medicine. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bill Cooke, whose mother, Mrs. 
Chester Cooke, died in July. 

Bill reported in October that he was as- 
sistant secretary-treasurer of the New Hav- 
en (Conn.) Savings Bank. 

Mike Coster was invited by Acting Pres- 
ident Daggett to represent Bowdoin at the 
formal opening of St. Joseph's College of 
the University of Moncton in New Bruns- 
wick on Oct. 28. 

George Crane wrote in November to say 
that since last March he has been specializ- 
ing in sales service and marketing with 
M-T Chemicals Inc., a subsidiary of 
American Can. 

Jay Dings, of the Prudential Insurance 
Company of America, has been awarded 
the designation of Chartered Life Under- 
writer. 

Brad Drew became a father for the first 
time on June 23, 1967, when Christine 
Carol Drew was born. The Drews moved 



to 16017 Jerald Road, Laurel, Md., at the 
end of May. 

Dick Fickett has been with the Office 
of the Director of the Army Budget at the 
Pentagon since Aug. 15. He has been 
working on the development and refine- 
ment of quantitative aids to be used in bud- 
get forecasting. Barb and Mike are fine. 
The Ficketts' address is 7640 Kingsbury 
Road, Alexandria, Va. 22310. 

Bill Gardner wrote in December: "I re- 
turned from Korea in October to find that 
the children had grown a foot! Greg is 
now nine, Doug is six, and Heather is 
three. I arn back at Fort Rucker, and our 
address is 95 Harris Drive, Fort Rucker, 
Ala. 36360." 

Bill Hird wrote in December: "Nan and 
I, along with our four children, are still 
living in Auburn, Me. Still employed by 
Richard W Sampson. Things are somewhat 
less hectic since he sold his supermarkets." 

Jay Howard wrote in November: "Am 
living in Princeton, Mass., and practicing 
at Memorial Hospital in Worcester. Would 
like to have any Bowdoin friends stop by 
for a visit." 

Dave Kessler has been promoted to rank 
of major. He is on the staff at Walter Reed 
Army Institute of Research. 

Dr. Jim Kushner has joined the medical 
center of the University of Utah in Salt 
Lake City. 

Norm Levy is teaching at the State Uni- 
versity of New York at Albany. He and 
Tina have bought a mansion more than 
100 years old in the Catskills. Their ad- 
dress is RD 1, Box 74, Valatie, N.Y. 

Fletch Means became a registered repre- 
sentative with W E. Hutton, stockbrokers, 
on Sept. 5. He is in the San Francisco 
office. 

John Simonds is finishing his second 
year as a member of the Gannett News- 
papers' Washington Bureau. He's been 
covering Congress for about 25 newspapers 
in Upstate New York; Hartford, Conn.; 
Camden and Plainfield, N.J.; Danville and 
Rockford, 111. 

In October Class Agent Fred Thorne 
was promoted to vice president of John P 
Chase Inc., an investment counseling firm 
in Boston. 



'58 1 



OHN D. Wheaton 
Sutton Place 
ewiston 04240 



10TH REUNION 
Chairman: James M. Fawcett III 
Headquarters: 1 South Winthrop 

Major Dick Allen wrote in October: 
"Continue to enjoy my tour in Germany. 
However, all good things must end, and I 
will be reporting for duty in Vietnam next 
May." He regrets having to miss out tenth. 

Brad Beckwith has moved to 680 Maple- 
tree Lane, Erlanger, Ky. 41018. He is the 
manager of an S. S. Kresge store in New- 
port, Ky. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Birkett announce the 
birth of their third child, Lucy Belinda, on 
Oct. 26. 

Jim Callahan has moved from River- 
dale, Md., to 20 Short St., Huntington, 
Conn. 06484. He is a special agent with 
the Home Insurance Co. 

After three years in Morocco, Bob 
Crossley has been transferred to General 
Tire Company's home office in Akron, 
Ohio. When Bob wrote in December, he 



39 



McCONKY '59 




said that he hoped to be up for our 10th 
reunion in June. His home address is 877 
Bloomfield Ave., Akron, Ohio 44302. 

John Field has been named the Taft 
teaching fellow in English at the University 
of Cincinnati. The fellowship provides 
tuition and a stipend for a person entering 
the teaching profession and pursuing 
studies toward the doctorate. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Foster became the 
parents of their third child, first daughter, 
Abigail Kimball Foster, on Dec. 5. 

Warren Gibson and Patricia McWhirter 
married in Milton, Mass., on Oct. 28. Pa- 
tricia is a graduate of Boston City Hospital 
School of Nursing and Boston College 
Graduate School of Nursing. They are liv- 
ing in South Paris, Me. 

Ed Johnston wrote in October: "We 
purchased a new home in Glen Ellyn this 
past June. Son David is three years old. 
Since January 1965 I have been the mid- 
western representative for Samuel Kirk 
and Son, America's oldest silversmiths." 

As a hobby, Bill McCarthy is serving as 
organist and director of music at New 
York University Catholic Center. He will 
be giving his annual organ recital in 
March. The center is located on Washing- 
ton Square. 

Doug MacKinnon wrote in October: 
"Baby girl, Julie Anne, born on Feb. 13, 
1967, to even out the family at two boys 
and two girls. Now at 10 Halsey Way, 
Natick, Mass. Still with Carlson Construc- 
tion Corp., rapidly becoming one of the 
largest general construction companies in 
New England." 

David Manyan is a postdoctoral research 
fellow at the University of Miami Medical 
School. His address is 53 N.W 105th St., 
Miami, Fla. 33150. 

Fran Marsano was a panelist at the fall 
seminar of the Maine Trial Lawyers As- 
sociation which was in Waterville in No- 
vember. He read a paper entitled "The 
Doctrine of Negligent Entrustment." 

Don Marshall became the father of a 
son, Geoffrey, on May 30, 1966, according 
to a note from him in November. 

Mike Miller has moved from Douglas- 
ton, N.Y., to 4711 Rodman St. N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20016. He is employed 
by Ferris & Co., stockbrokers. 

John Philbrick has been elected clerk of 
Pine Tree Legal Assistance Inc., an arm of 
the Maine OEO. 

Paul Todd, who is an assistant professor 
of biophysics at Penn State, is on leave 
studying at Oxford University. 

Dr. John Towne and Carolyn Reid mar- 
ried in Hallowell on Sept. 2. Carolyn is a 
graduate of Lasell Junior College of Nurs- 
ing, Auburndale, Mass. 

John Wheaton was elected second vice 
president of the Maine Hotel and Motel 
Association, the Maine Restaurant Asso- 
ciation, and the Vacationland Motel As- 
sociation when the three groups held a 
joint meeting in Portland last fall. 



Roger Whittlesey became the father of 
his second child, Amy Elizabeth, on Sept. 
19, 1967. 

Dave Young and his wife became the 
parents of their first child, Jennifer Helene, 
on July 16, according to a note from Dave 
in December. 



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Brendan J. Teeling, M.D. 
32 Opal Avenue 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 



Ray Babineau is an Army psychiatrist in 
Berlin. Charmaine and the three children 
accompanied him. They enjoy the city. 

Since September Jay Blagdon has been 
teaching and coaching at Bonny Eagle 
High School. His address is RFD 3, Gor- 
ham, Me. 04038. 

Rud Boucher is a captain in the Army 
Medical Corps in Vietnam. He and Mary 
Ellen have a son, Edward, and a daughter, 
Michelle. 

Bob Clifford was elected an alderman 
of Lewiston in November. He represents 
Ward One. It was his first bid for elective 
office. 

The Suffolk (N.Y.) Sun of which Gard- 
ner Cowles is publisher, was a year old in 
November. The occasion was marked by 
a "birthday party" given by the Long Is- 
land Advertising Club. 

Pete Dragonas wrote at Christmas: "At 
present I am six months into my surgical 
internship at St. Luke's Hospital Center 
in New York City. This is a wonderful 
old-line hospital and is part of Columbia- 
Presbyterian Medical Center. Next sum- 
mer shall find us back in Boston where I 
shall start my residency in obstetrics and 
gynecology at Harvard's Boston Hospital 
for Women. Harriet is teaching English at 
Spence School on Fifth Ave. and still can't 
get over 'driving down Fifth Ave. to 
work.' " 

Charles Dyer joined Eastern Airlines as 
a flight officer in December. 

Ed Garick is enjoying the work but not 
the hours as an intern in surgical service 
at Boston City Hospital. "Olga and I look 
forward to those occasional weekends in 
Maine more than ever," he writes. 

Major Stuart Goldberg wrote in October 
to say that he is the executive officer of 
the laboratory facility in Nuremberg, 
Germany, and is acting as a dental pros- 
thetic consultant. He sees Jim Gould '60 
frequently. Jim is studying medicine in 
Munich. 

Lars Jansson wrote in October to say 
that he is still working on a doctorate in 
mathematics education at Temple. 

Dave Kranes has moved from Killing- 
worth, Conn., to 1401 Laird Ave., Salt 
Lake City, Utah 84105. He is an assistant 
professor of English and drama at the 
University of Utah. 

George Leavitt has joined his father in 
the practice of optometry in Whitman, 
Mass. 

Walt McConky has been appointed an 
assistant treasurer in the 57th St. office of 
Bankers Trust Co., New York City. 

Bruce Nelson is deputy chief of surgery 
at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital. It is a 
120-bed general care hospital on a Navajo 
Reservation. "The work is very exciting 
and the country beautiful," he wrote in 
December. 

Al Schretter continues to practice trial 
law in New York City. He commutes daily 
from Summit, N.J. Al's family now con- 



sists of his wife, Ronnie, and children, 
Claire (2V 2 ) and Al (IVi). 

Bren and Doris Teeling have bought a 
house in Beverly. They have three chil- 
dren, Lauren (4'/ 2 ), Leslie (2V 2 ), and 
Michael (1). 

Chris White is an assistant professor of 
mathematics at the University of New 
Hampshire. His address is 6 Mill Road, 
Durham, N.H. 03824. 



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Richard H. Downes 
226 East 60th Street 
New York. N. Y. 10022 



Joel Abromson has been elected a di- 
rector of the Maine World Trade Council. 

Lt. John Alden sent a photograph de- 
picting Lt. Walt. Stuart being congratulated 
by his commanding officer after having 
been awarded the Navy Commendation 
Medal, with combat "V" for meritorious 
service while serving as adviser to Viet- 
namese Navy Coastal Group 25. Walt, 
says John, is now serving as adviser to the 
Nationalist Chinese Navy at Tsoying, Tai- 
wan. 

Pete Anderson has formed a law part- 
nership in Presque Isle. His office is at 443 
Main Street. 

Three of Floyd Barbour's plays, Or- 
anges, Auto Sacramental and The Bird 
Cage, were produced by Howard Univer- 
sity last fall. 

Soon Chough has received a Ph.D. in 
economics from the University of Califor- 
nia at Berkeley and has returned to Korea, 
where he is teaching. His address is 68-833 
Changwi-Dong, Sungbook-Ku, Seoul. 

Don Cousins is teaching mathematics in 
Hampden and is living at 375 Center St., 
Bangor. 

Dave deBaun is teaching at Parish Hill 
High School and is living on Beacon Road, 
Windham Center, Conn. 

In October Lt. (Dr.) Ed Dunn wrote 
that he had survived his first emergency 
operation at sea, aboard the USS Chicago. 
Halfway between San Diego and Hawaii 
one of the crew had an acute case of ap- 
pendicitis. Ed, assisted by the ship's den- 
tist and three corpsmen, operated. The 
man was doing well when Ed wrote. In 
November Ed and the Chicago began a 
tour of duty off the coast of Vietnam. 

Dave Fischer wrote in October: "Am 
continuing work at the Central Institute 
for the Deaf in St. Louis. It includes su- 
pervising the teaching clinic and my cur- 
rent 'pet' interest, instructional materials 
to be used in multimedia teaching." 

Mike Frieze wrote last fall and said that 
he had recently purchased a home at 91 
Greenlawn Ave., Newton, Mass. 

Mary and Ted Fuller became the parents 
of Edward Martin Fuller III on Sept. 22. 




STUART '60 (LEFT) 



40 



R. D. SMITH "60 



Am 



John Gould has resigned as vice presi- 
dent of Creative Associates, a Portland 
public relations firm, to become executive 
secretary of the newly formed Paper In- 
dustry Information Office. He will remain 
a director of Creative Associates. 

Bob Hertzig has completed his residency 
in pediatrics and is serving with the Air 
Force at Edwards AFB, Calif. 

Bob Hohlfelder was separated from the 
Army with the rank of captain. He is an 
assistant professor of history at Wisconsin 
State University. His address is 1639 Elm- 
wood Ave., Oshkosh, Wis. 54901. 

Mike Iwanowicz wrote in November: 
"Peter Michael was born on Sept. 9 and 
has joined his brothers, Matthew (3) and 
Timothy (22 months), in some wild sup- 
per hours. Another year remains before I 
receive an M.B.A. from Babson Institute." 

Dick Johns was chairman of Employees 
Unit A of the Greater Portland United 
Fund Campaign last fall. His unit at- 
tained 100% of its goal. 

Tom Jones is now the father of four 
children, Tom, Kimberly, David, and 
Christopher. On Jan. 1 he became director 
of financial aid at Roger Williams College, 
Providence, R. I. 

Ben Kohl is still at Vassar. His wife, 
Judy, is teaching at Dutchess County Com- 
munity College. They have beome "house- 
fellows" at Vassar, living in a dormitory 
as advisers to students. Ben and Judy have 
two children, Laura (2), and Ben Jr. (6). 

Tony Perry is an assistant professor of 
Romance and classical languages at the 
University of Connecticut. 

George Robinson became the father of 
George S. Robinson IV on July 25, 1967, 
according to a note in December. 

Pete Smith became the father of Doug- 
las Andrew Smith on Nov. 26. Pete is 
working for the Neighborhood Legal Ser- 
vices Project in Washington, D.C., and is 
involved in several challenges to the wel- 
fare system there. 

Bob Smith, assistant manager of the 
Hartford, Conn., branch of Connecticut 
General Life Insurance Co., has been 
awarded the Chartered Life Underwriter 
designation. 

Bob and Joyce Spencer became the par- 
ents of Sally Beth Spencer on June 3. "She 
is a real delight," Bob wrote in October. 
In September they took her on a camping 
trip through Ontario. 

Chris Tintocalis is in his third year at 
the California College of Podiatry in San 
Francisco. He is editor of the school news- 
paper and alumni secretary of Pi Omega 
Delta Fraternity. He's been pushing "for 
a Bowdoin-Yale type grading system" at 
the school. 

When Dr. loe Volpe wrote in October 
he said that he and Dot were expecting 
their third child in December. Joe is com- 
pleting his second year at the National In- 
stitutes of Health doing research in bio- 
chemistry. He plans to return to Massachu- 



setts General Hospital this year to begin 
a residency in pediatric neurology. 

Worthing West wrote in October: "My 
wife, June, and I are being transferred to 
Baltimore, Md., in March and will be there 
for about nine months while I attend 
school. From there, it will be up to the 
Army. Had a delightful evening with Bill 
Cooke '57 and Dave Olsen '59 talking over 
the good ol' days at Bowdoin." 



'61 



Lawrence C. Bickford 
588 Park Avenue 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10703 



Air Force Capt. Noel Austin and his 
wife, ludy, have bought a home in Valen- 
cia, Pa. "We spent a recent Sunday with 
lim and Ann Watson and their boys," Noel 
wrote in October. "We visit Maine fre- 
quently and are hoping to ski there this 
winter. Saw Marc Pratt, and A. O. Pike, 
and had a successful bear hunt on my last 
trip to Maine, in July." 

Phil Beloin has joined a group dental 
practice in Bristol, Conn. "Sherrill and the 
children, Mike (4), Laura (3), Dave (1), 
and Phil Jr. (four months) are all doing 
fine," he wrote in October. 

Class Secretary Larry Bickford, his wife 
Ann, and son David moved to 588 Park 
Ave., Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 in August. 
Larry is with the employee relations de- 
partment of Tennessee Corp., a subsidiary 
of Cities Service Co. 

Dave Carlisle was named a loan officer 
of State Street Bank and Trust Co., of Bos- 
ton, in November. 

When Mickey Coughlin wrote in De- 
cember, he and Sally had just returned 
from a trip to South America. They were 
in Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, and 
Peru for a month. Mickey has been named 
vice president of operations of Readak and 
this spring he will transfer to the main of- 
fice in Palo Alto, Calif. 

Lymie Cousens reports that he left the 
First National Bank of Boston in July to 
join the Hampton (N.H.) National Bank 
as chief executive officer and assistant to 
the president. He, Dary, and the children, 
Steve, Kim, and Karen, plan to move from 
Ipswich, Mass., to Hampton. 

Dr. Mai Cushing is enrolled at the Bos- 
ton University School of Graduate Dentist- 
ry, where he is specializing in periodontics. 
When he wrote in December, he said that 
he had spoken with Jerry Isenberg who is 
with Columbia Pictures in Hollywood and 
is engaged. 

George Del Prete became the athletic 
director of Berwick Academy last fall. 

Pete Hanson is a marketing representa- 
tive for Consolidated Papers Inc. 

Dr. Bob Hunt is practicing optometry in 
Brockton, Mass. His address is 985 Pleas- 
ant St., Apt. 10, Brockton, Mass. 02401. 

Andy Kilgour has been named personnel 
manager of the Springfield (Mass.) plant 
of United States Envelope. 

Capt. Herb Koenigsbauer is teaching 
ROTC at Middlebury College. 

Bill Lenssen is president and general 
manager of the Don Bulow Corp., Flagler 
Beach, Fla. In December he was invited 
by Acting President Daggett to represent 
the College at the inauguration of Paul F. 
Geren as president of Stetson University 
on Jan. 26. 

Jon MacDonald and Dave Titus passed 
the Massachusetts bar examination last fall. 

Chris Michelsen is in his third year at 



Columbia's College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons. He'd like to hear from anyone in 
the New York City area. 

John Moore is teaching at M.I.T. and 
living at 7 Colonial Village Drive, Apt. 12, 
Arlington, Mass. 02174. 

John Reynolds is teaching English at 
Gilbert School, Winsted, Conn. 

Steve Silverman wrote in October: "I 
recently opened a law office at 95 State 
St., Springfield, Mass. I also recently mar- 
ried Miss Sharlene Katz, a 1967 Simmons 
graduate. Joel Sherman and Herman Segal 
attended the wedding. My wife is a com- 
puter programmer." Steve's address is 121 
Regency Park Drive, Agawam, Mass. 

Newton Spurr has been elected a fellow 
in the Massachusetts Society of Certified 
Public Accountants. 

Classmates and friends express their sym- 
pathy to Charles Wing, whose father, 
Charles W Wing, died on Jan. 2. 



'62 



Lt. Ronald F. Famiglietti 
911 Cornell 
Srhaumburg, 111. 60172 



Bruce Burns has completed his duty with 
the Army and is in Washington working 
in the Organized Crime and Racketeering 
Section of the Department of Justice. 

Bob Chaffee, Hamilton's assistant direc- 
tor of public relations, says he enjoys the 
work and is "amazed at the similarities 
between Hamilton and Bowdoin. From 
what I've seen of fall sports here, I think 
the two schools should compete in more 
than hockey. It would make an excellent 
rivalry and an equal one." 

Tom Eccleston wrote in October: "Re- 
cently married Beverly Fairbanks of War- 
wick, R.I. Our address is 35 Green River 
Ave., Warwick." 

Charles Garland is living at 1122 Shore 
Road, Cape Elizabeth, Me. He's sharing 
quarters with Sam Ladd '63. 

Steve Ginsburg wrote in December to 
say he is with Steinthal and Steinthal, Cer- 
tified Public Accountants, in New York 
City. He and Carol are expecting their 
second child in March. 

Warren Greeley is an instructor in eco- 
nomics at Boston State College. 

Andy Iverson and Janie Bibber married 
on Sept. 16. Andy is a resident in surgery 
at the Maine Medical Center. He expects 
to enter the Navy in July. 

Skip Magee and Suzanne Mary Kovatch 
married in October. Suzanne is a student 
at Seton Hall University and a first grade 
teacher at Midstreams School, Brick Town- 
ship, N.J. 

Dick Merrill has started a first-year resi- 
dency at Tripler Army Medical Center in 
Hawaii. "The island is ideal," he wrote in 
October, "but I haven't been out of the 
hospital a great deal to enjoy it. I'd enjoy 
seeing any Bowdoin alumni going through 
Hawaii or on R&R from Vietnam." Dick's 
address is Capt. Richard H. Merrill, USA, 
General Delivery, Tripler Army Medical 
Center, APO San Francisco, Calif. 96438. 

Bob Millar has been ordained to the 
Christian ministry by the Sioux Central 
Association of the United Church of Christ 
in Elkton, S. D., and installed as minister 
of three churches. 

Mike Panteleakos is a sales representa- 
tive with Union Mutual Life Insurance Co. 
in the San Francisco area. His address is 
6340 Geary, Apt. 15, San Francisco. 

The Rev. Norm Pierce became minister 



41 




WOLLSTADT '63 & CURTIS '62 

of the East Bridgewater (Mass.) Methodist 
Church in October. He and Pat live at 
33 Morse Ave. 

Dr. and Mrs. Roger Pompeo announce 
the arrival of their third daughter on Dec. 
5, 1967. Roger received the news while 
stationed in Rach Gia, Vietnam. His tour 
of duty there runs until September 1968. 
His address is: R. A. Pompeo, Lt., MC 
USN 655921, MILPHAP N-7, Advisory 
Team 54, APO San Francisco, Calif. 
96215. 

Chris Potholm expects to spend several 
more years teaching international relations 
and African politics at Dartmouth. "I en- 
joyed the hunting season and am still eat- 
ing venison," he wrote in December. 

Fred Rollinson has been promoted to 
liquified petroleum gas sales representative 
in New England of Atlantic Richfield Co. 
He, Nancy, and their two children live at 
41 Prospect St., South Easton, Mass. 

Arnold Rosenfeld has been named a 
deputy assistant attorney general of Mas- 
sachusetts. He is assigned to the criminal 
division. 

Henry Schumacher wrote in October: 
"My wife and I left Hawaii after two won- 
derful years and have taken up residence 
in the Steel City. Sheila is the University 
of Pittsburgh YWCA director, and I am 
working on a Ph.D. in international and 
development education under an NDEA 
fellowship. I plan to be in Pittsburgh for 
about two years before voyaging off to 
the South Pacific or Laos again for my 
research." 

Jim Smith is studying at George Wash- 
ington University and is living at 2714 
Upshur St., Apt. 2, Mt. Rainer, Md. 

Charlie Speleotis passed the Massachu- 
setts bar examination last fall. 

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Valente became the 
parents of Susan L. Valente on Aug. 10. 



'63 



Charles Micoleau 
89 Cony Street 
Augusta 04331 



5TH REUNION 

Chairman: Donald A. Bloom 

Headquarters: 19 North Winthrop 

Mike Altman wrote in October: "My 
judicial clerkship in the Southern District 
of New York ended in September, at which 
time Leslie and I moved to Newton, Mass. 
I am working for an LL.M. at Harvard 
Law School and am a part-time attorney 
general of Massachusetts. Leslie is back 
teaching at Needham High School after 
having completed her master's degree in 
English." 



Steve Barndollar is studying for a mas- 
ter's at U.C.L.A. His address is 11910 Kio- 
wa Ave., Los Angeles. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Dave Bartlett, whose father, F. 
Parker Bartlett Jr., died on Dec. 16. 

Peter Best is an instructor in chemistry 
and physics at Orange County Community 
College, Middletown, N.Y. 

Jon Botelho has returned from Paris and 
is teaching French at the University of 
Wisconsin. His address is Haase Towers, 
Apt. B-5, 116 East Gilman St., Madison, 
Wis. 53703. 

Fred Brown and Gail Reese married at 
Plattsburgh, N.Y, last fall. Gail is an 
alumna of Cornell. They are living at 1461 
West Farmington Ave., Farmington, Conn. 

Charles and Caroline Cilley became the 
parents of a second child, first son, Charles 
S. Cilley Jr., on Dec. 7. 

Steve Crabtree has returned from the 
Peace Corps and is attending Harvard 
Business School. 

Sam and Laurie Cushman became the 
parents of Katharine Helene Cushman on 
Sept. 13. 

Dick and Susan Farr became the parents 
of their first child, Jefrey Kuokoa, Sept. 4. 

Burton Haggett is an assistant professor 
of psychology at Villanova and is living 
at 722 Lawson Ave., Havertown, Pa. 

Tim Hayes has received a Ph.D. from 
Harvard and is a postdoctoral student in 
the department of materials science at 
Stanford. He and Linn are living at 717 
Belden Drive, Los Altos, Calif. 94022. 

Mitchell Kalpakgian is an assistant pro- 
fessor of English at Simpson College, In- 
dianola, Iowa. 

Sam Ladd has been promoted to trust 
officer of the First National Bank of Port- 
land. 

Jules Lerner is an assistant professor of 
biology at Northeast Illinois State College 
in Chicago. He received a Ph.D. from 
Johns Hopkins in August. 

Howard Levine passed the Massachusetts 
bar examination last fall. Howie is a lieu- 
tenant in the Army and is stationed in 
Vietnam, about 17 miles northeast of Sai- 
gon, with a signal battalion. 

Bob Mallory has joined Western Electric 
in Newark, N.J., as a computer systems 
associate. 

Al Merdek is a programming planner 
with RCA and is living at Millside Manor, 
Apt. Q184, Rt. 130, Delran, N.J. 08075. 

Army Capt. John Merrill is in Vietnam. 

Class Secretary Charlie Micoleau and 
Mrs. Judith Frary Bauer, of Washington, 
D.C., married in December. Judith is a 
graduate of Bradford (Mass.) Junior Col- 
lege and Boston University. 

Larry Miller wrote in December: "After 
graduating from Boston University School 
of Medicine in June, Karen and I spent a 
month camping and seeing the country en 
route to California. I'm interning at Los 
Angeles County General Hospital and plan 
on going into the Army in June." 

Ray Ricciardi and Barbara Jean Symo- 
ens married in West Haven, Conn., on 
Nov. 25. Barbara is a graduate of Sacred 
Heart Academy and the Hospital of St. 
Raphael School of Nursing. They are living 
at 271 Campus Drive, Snyder, N.Y. 

Brian Rines is a graduate student in psy- 
chology at the University of South Caro- 
lina. His address is 1706 Springfield Ave., 
Columbia, S.C. 29206. 

Peter Royen is in his final year at Tufts 
Medical School and is busy applying for 



an internship. 

Al Schiller graduated from the Chicago 
Medical School last June and is interning 
at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well 
as lecturing at Lincoln Park Zoo and doing 
pathology and veterinary work. He en- 
closed a news clipping which pictured him 
checking a 275-pound Bengal tiger with a 
sore tooth, which Al removed. While they 
were in Chicago he and Barbara taught in 
religious school, marched in peace parades, 
and generally enjoyed themselves. 

Dana Sweet has passed the preliminary 
doctoral examinations in history at Syra- 
cuse. He married on Dec. 2. He and his 
bride plan to move to Washington, D.C., 
so that he can do his dissertation research 
on "A History of Argentine-United States 
Relations, 1939-1943." 

Dr. Dick Winslow is an intern at Belle- 
vue Hospital and is living at 235 East 22nd 
St., Apt. 11 M, New York City. 

Capt. Dave Wollstadt wrote in Novem- 
ber to say that Ted Curtis '62 had seen 
his name on the APO-FPO address list of 
Bowdoin alumni and asked where Dave 
was. "The net result," wrote Dave, "was 
an extremely pleasant get together when 
his ship stopped for 'upkeep' in Kaohsiung, 
Taiwan." Dave had been stationed on Tai- 
wan for 17 months. In December he re- 
turned to the United States for a three- 
week leave and then went off on a year's 
tour in Vietnam. He is assigned to the 37th 
Security Police Squadron at Phu Cat AB, 
about 150 miles south of Da Nang, near 
the coast. Last May Dave took a swing 
through Japan and met John Osterweis '64. 
"John had just married a lovely Korean 
girl whom he had met at Berkeley. He is 
currently in advertising in Pittsburgh." 



'64 



David W. Fmrs 
40 Leslie Road 
Auburndale, Mass. 



02166 



Don Alexander has graduated from the 
University of Chicago Law School and is 
working in Washington, D.C. 

Walt and Kathy Christie expect to leave 
Philadelphia in June, when Walt gets his 
M.D. They plan to return to New England 
for at least a year. "We spent a weekend 
with Jack Reed last June and visited Dave 
Nelson during his incarceration at Fort 
Dix this fall." Walt wrote in November. 
"We look forward to experiencing those 
crisp Maine days soon." 

Dave Cohen, Dave Fitts, Bob Frank, 
Jason Oliver, and Shep Remis passed the 
Massachusetts bar examinations last fall. 

Bob Farquharson wrote in December: 
"I passed the Illinois bar exam last August 
and was sworn in last week. I am now 
with the Chicago firm of Sonnenschein 
Levinson Carlin Nath & Rosenthal, 69 
West Washington St., Chicago. I saw Hank 
Lawrie who is also practicing law in Chi- 
cago, with the firm of Hopkins & Sutter. 
At Thanksgiving I saw Ken Gale who was 
visiting Chicago. He is finishing his Ph.D. 
at the University of Kansas." 

Pete Fenton is doing editorial and fund- 
raising work for the Council for the Ad- 
vancement of Small Colleges in Washing- 
ton, D.C. 

Fred Filoon and Randi Lee Reeve mar- 
ried at Roslyn, N.Y., on Nov. 25. Randi 
is a graduate of Skidmore College. 

A long and informative note from Ken 
Gale: "Since leaving Bowdoin in June 1964 
I have not been in touch with the College. 



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NELSON '64 




In the time since commencement I have 
completed the M.A. degree in philosophy 
at Indiana University. I have completed 
one year's residence toward the Ph.D. re- 
quirements at the University of Kansas. 
The philosophy departments at Indiana and 
Kansas offer work in analytic philosophy, 
a type of linguistic analysis currently prev- 
alent in the United States. But they also 
offer substantial opportunities for study of 
continental traditions, especially phenom- 
enology. Thus their curriculum offerings 
are more balanced than many departments 
in the United States. 

"Presently I am on six months active 
duty in the Army for the Army Reserve. 
I am completing basic training at Fort 
Bliss, Tex. Next week I shall leave for AIT 
training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. I 
should be able to return to Kansas next 
spring, where I hope to complete the Ph.D. 
in three to four semesters more. 

"I would like to hear from Bowdoin 
friends, especially the Class of 1964. My 
permanent address in Connecticut is 611 
Glenbrook Road, Glenbrook, Conn. 

lim Haddock, a senior at Cornell Uni- 
versity Medical College, was one of 27 
medical students from Maine to receive a 
loan award from the Maine Medical Edu- 
cational Foundation of the Maine Medical 
Association. 

Bob Hale wrote in November: "Just 
separated from the Navy . . . and am at 
home interviewing business firms and grad- 
uate schools, and am learning to be a ci- 
vilian. Have seen or talked to Dave Nel- 
son, Bill Farley, and Bermuda-trip friend 
Joe McKane '63." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Devens Hamlen, whose father, 
Nathaniel Hamlen, died on Nov. 23. 

Jeff Huntsman completed work for an 
M.A. in descriptive linguistics in August 
and is teaching English and working on a 
Ph.D. in medieval linguistics and literature 
at the University of Texas at Austin. In 
November he wrote, "I have met two Bow- 
doin alumni in the English department, 
Powell Stewart '28 and Ed Fletcher '25. 
The latter has posted on his office door, 
with telling symbolism, a Bowdoin cock- 
tail napkin." 

Henry Lawrie passed the Illinois bar 
examinations last spring, served on active 
duty with the Illinois National Guard, and 
is now practicing law in Chicago. 

Dr. John Lovetere in June married Nan- 
cy Robinson Dearborn of Arlington, Va., 
formerly of Bath. Nancy is a graduate of 
Colby Junior College. John graduated cum 
laude from Georgetown University Col- 
lege of Dentistry, and after their wedding 
trip he started a postdoctoral course in 
orthodontics at Boston University. He has 
received the Robert J. Rathstein Award, 
the American Association of Orthodon- 
tists Award, and the American Society of 



Dentistry for Children Award. They are 
making their home at 875 Morton St., 
Mattapan, Mass. 

When Bruce Lutsk wrote in November 
he was expecting to get out of the Army 
in January, begin studies for a doctorate 
in education at Duke, and marry Miss 
Barney Walker, a Sweet Briar graduate. 

Dick Mack and Mary Geraldine Fitz- 
gerald were married in Belmont, Mass. on 
Aug. 5. The bride is a graduate of Em- 
manuel College and Dick is a fourth year 
student at Tufts Medical School. They are 
living in Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

Hugh McMahan, who received a mas- 
ter's in biology from George Washington 
University in August, is in his first year of 
medicine at Virginia Medical College. 

Charles Metz married Maryanne Bahr 
of Huntington Valley, Pa. on July 1. They 
are living in Philadelphia where Charles 
is a candidate for a Ph.D. under a U.S. 
Public Health Service fellowship. Mary- 
anne is a candidate for a master's degree 
at the University of Pennsylvania and has 
a research fellowship in biochemistry. 

A further note on Wayne Morrow's Ni- 
gerian Peace Corps assignment: His wife 
also accompanied him. They are on two- 
year tours as math and science teachers in 
secondary schools, along with 13 other 
teachers. 

Robin Muench is still working for a 
Ph.D. in oceanography at the University 
of Washington, according to a note from 
him in December. 

Bruce Nilsson has been granted a three- 
year NDEA fellowship by the University 
of Michigan to study for a Ph.D. in Ger- 
man. 

Lt. John Noyes is stationed on Okinawa, 
according to word received from him in 
December. He spends half of his time 
there with his wife, Susan, and the other 
half in Vietnam as a navigator on a C-130. 
He expects to return to the States in time 
for his fifth reunion. 

Jason Oliver and Anne Lyon Boynton 
married in August at Tyngsboro, Mass. 
Anne is a graduate of Boston University. 

Art Omand is a computer programmer 
on the corporate staff of Rexall Drug & 
Chemical Co., Los Angeles. His address is 
7025 Franklin Ave., Apt. 3, Hollywood, 
Calif. 90028. 

Fred Orkin and Susan Linder of Scars- 
dale, N.Y., married on Aug. 27. Susan is 
an alumna of Wellesley, Class of 1967. She 
and Fred visited the campus after a wed- 
ding trip to Bermuda. While in Brunswick 
Fred gathered information on community 
health facilities for a research project he is 
conducting at Harvard Medical School. 
Their home address is 395 Broadway, 
Cambridge, Mass. 02138. 

Jack Osterweis was married on May 9 
to Suno Kay of Seoul, Korea. The bride 
graduated from Sophia University in To- 
kyo and attended the University of Califor- 
nia at Berkeley and the Sorbonne in Paris. 
Jack is with Ketchum, McLeod & Grove. 
a Pittsburgh advertising agency. 

Dick Pettengill has left Lehigh Univer- 
sity, where he was a social science cata- 
loger in the library, to become chief cir- 
culation librarian at Emory University in 
Atlanta, Ga. His home address is 1111 
Clairmont Road, Apt. B 1, Decatur, Ga. 

After being separated from the Army 
in July, Rod Porter went on an 11,000 
mile motorbike tour of the West. He re- 
turned to his parents' home in New Sharon 
in November. 



Jim and Maureen Reis are living at 
225A Osborne Road, Albany, N.Y. Jim 
was transferred last June and is the New 
England representative for Johns Manville 
Asbestos Fiber Division. 

Ed Robinson wrote in October to say 
that he had recently been elected a vice 
president of M-Geough Robinson Inc. of 
Boston. The firm is the New England sales 
representative for several furniture manu- 
facturers. 

John Sammis wrote in November: "My 
second book, The Tommy Davis Story, will 
be published next fall. In addition I am 
starting a series of sports fiction written 
in collaboration with my father. We will 
write 20 such stories over the next 10 
years." 

Ken Smith wrote in October: "I'm still 
doinn graduate work in English at the Uni- 
versity" of Connecticut, but the end is 
finally, if dimly, in sight. By next fall, I 
hope to be getting a dissertation underway. 
There's a good chance that Ann and I 
will be heading for the outside world after 
only two more years!" 

Eaton Tarbell and Pamela Resch of 
East Greenwich, R.I., married in June. 
They are living in Ithaca, N.Y. 

Bill Thwing is an intelligence adviser to 
the Vietnamese Military Security Service. 
"I've worked closely with fraternity 
brother, Capt. Pete Mone '62 who was 
S-2 of an infantry battalion in the 199th 
Infantry Brigade. I'm enjoying this tour 
immensely." 

Lt. (jg) Norman Tom is in Korea. His 
mailing "address is Armistice Affairs Di- 
vision Headquarters, APO San Francisco, 
Calif. 96301. 

Jack Trapp is president of the Brunswick 
Area Humane Society this year. 

Dave Tread well wrote recently: ". . . I 
suess the things I miss most at Bowdoin 
are: 'Pete' Tenneson with his spirit and 
cooking, the Glee Club, and the buoyant 
character of the school." He is now work- 
ing for the Grey Advertising Agency in 
New York City. 

Roser Tuveson is the baseball coach of 
Marblehead (Mass.) High School. During 
the summer he was the assistant coach of 
the Marblehead Junior Legion in the Zone 
8 League. 

Dave Walker is teaching English at 
Aroostook State College. 

Tom Week wrote in December: "Sandra 
Larson and I were married shortly after 
we returned from Peace Corps duty in 
Ethiopia. I am now at Harvard Business 
School. Sandra is teaching in the Brook- 
line school system. Our address is 843 
Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Mass." 

Steve Weiss received an A.M. from 
Harvard University in June. 

Bill Westerbeke has finished his tour of 
service in Germany and is studying law at 
the Willametee School of Law in Salem. 
His address is 152 South Church Street, 
Salem, Ore. 97301. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Michael Wood, whose father, 
Richard F. Wood, died on Sept. 29. Mike 
is a regional director of the Peace Corps 
in the Philippines. 

Joan Woods, Doug's wife, wrote in Octo- 
ber: "Doug flew to Germany on Oct. 11, 
just one hour after our daughter. Emily 
Agnus Louise, arrived. Doug will be study- 
ing in Freiburg until July. We'll join him 
next month. Next September we'll be back 
at UMass where Doug continues his Ph.D. 
work under an NDEA fellowship." 



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Lt. James C. Rosenfeld 
3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry 
APO New York, N. Y. 09036 



Ed Bailey wrote in early July that he 
expected to complete his Korean tour by 
July 21. After another six months in the 
Army, he planned to go to graduate school. 

Bill Barthelman and Mary Fisher Green 
married on June 25 at Elizabeth, N.J. Bill 
is in the graduate school of geology at the 
University of Oklahoma. They are living 
in Norman, Okla. 

Elmer Beal returned to the United States 
after a two-year tour of service with the 
Peace Corps in Bolivia. He also reported 
that he planned to marry on Sept. 30. His 
home address is High Road, Southwest 
Harbor, Me. 04679. 

Bill Bradford took basic training in the 
National Guard program at Fort Bliss, 
Tex., last spring. His new address is 57 
Sandra Circle, Apt. 4-C, Wychwood Gar- 
dens, Westfield, N.J. 07090. 

Charles Cary has received a bachelor of 
science degree in naval architecture and 
marine engineering from the University of 
Michigan. 

Lt. Curtis E. Chase in October was 
posthumously awarded First and Second 
Oak Leaf Clusters to the Bronze Star Med- 
al that he received in December 1966. 

Paul Chummers wrote in July: "On 
June 9 I received an M.B.A. from the 
University of Chicago Graduate School of 
Business. On June 17 I married Susan 
Diane Gausman of Wheaton, 111. She will 
start work on her master's degree this fall 
at Northwestern University. 

"Bowdoin was represented at my wed- 
ding by Fred Stoddard '64, who was my 
best man, and by my old roommate, Jim 
Byrne '65. Our wedding trip took us to the 
Pemaquid Region of Maine for two weeks, 
with pleasant side trips to Brunswick and 
Bar Harbor. We returned to the midwest 
via the Berkshires (Tanglewood, where 
we visited with Sandy Sistare '50) and 
Montreal (Expo '67)." 

In December he was commissioned a 
second lieutenant in the Air Force and as- 
signed to Torrejon AB, Spain. His address 
is 401 Combat Support Group, USAFE, 
APO New York, N.Y. 09283. 

Tom Ciesielski is in his third year at 
Yale Medical School. When he wrote in 
October he said: "Last year I saw Matt 
Pincus '66 working in the pharmacology 
department. I ran into Charlie Wallace and 
some raucous divinity students on one of 
my infrequent excursions to the Old Hei- 
delberg, a local brew house." 

Karl Clauson and Helene F McColough 
married on June 24 at North Weymouth, 
Mass. Helen is a graduate of St. Joseph's 
College. 

In December Tom Coffey completed 
eight weeks of advanced infantry training 
at Fort Dix, N.J. 

Gil Ekdahl returned from Vietnam and 
was separated from the service last fall. 
He's living at 77 Georgia Ave., Providence, 
R.I. When he wrote in October he said 
that Lt. Bob Ness and Lt. Joe Gorman 
had extended for six months in Vietnam. 

Joe Gorman is still in Vietnam. He 
wrote in December: "I have finally escaped 
from Saigon and the war of irate taxi 
drivers and piastre spending. Am now an 
intelligence adviser to An Xuyen Province 
and will be here until April." 

Bill Helfrecht is a student at the Uni- 



versity of Tubingen. On Sept. 16 he and 
Diane Elizabeth Brucksch, of North Cald- 
well, N.J., married. Their address is Post 
Box 1724, Tubingen, 74, Germany. 

Steve Kay is a freshman counselor at 
Yale. "Working with freshmen makes 
graduate school almost bearable," he says. 

Ken Nelson and Mary Ellen Pennell 
married at Seattle, Wash., on Nov. 25. 

Tim Robinson and Betsy McNairy, of 
Glens Falls, N.Y., plan to marry in Febru- 
ary. When Tim wrote in October, he said 
that he had just completed a five-month 
tour of duty with the Coast Guard Re- 
serve. "Highlights of the summer included 
cruises to Bermuda in June and to St. 
John, N.B., in July, aboard the USCGC 
Unimak." 

Adam Ross and Joan Sears, a 1965 
graduate of Westbrook, married on Sept. 
9. They are living in Toms River, N.J., 
while Adam serves his final year with the 
Army at Fort Dix. 

Bob Struble wrote in November: "My 
year in England was an excellent experi- 
ence. I would like to go back to London 
when I am finished with the service and 
study at the London School of Economics, 
but that is at least three years away. At 
the moment I am working at the Chester 
County (Pa.) Planning Commission, which 
will keep me busy till the Navy calls." 

Alan Woodbury and Deborah Carson 
Eayre of Abington, Pa., were planning to 
marry in January, according to a note 
from Al in November. 





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Daniel W. Tolpin 

374 Chestnut Hill Avenue 

Brookline, Mass. 02146 



Alan Ayer, a freshman at the University 
of Vermont College of Medicine, was one 
of 27 medical students from Maine to re- 
ceive a loan award from the Maine Medi- 
cal Educational Foundation of the Maine 
Medical Association. 

Dave Babson has been commissioned a 
second lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps 
and is stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., as- 
signed to a signal battalion as a platoon 
leader. He has orders for assignment to 
Southeast Asia by June. 

In August Maarten Brolsma wrote: 
"I've had an unforgettable year at Bow- 
doin, and I can't thank you all enough for 
this great experience. I am sure that this 
year's foreign students will enjoy their year 
at Bowdoin as much as I did." Maarten's 
address is 's Heerenbergstraat 2a, Schoon- 
hoven, Holland. 

Dick Condos, who is in his sophomore 
year at the University of Pennsylvania 
School of Dental Medicine, has been do- 
ing research on some problems in gingival 
tissue under a grant from the American 
Dental Association. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Jim Day, whose father, Harry L. 
Day, died on Nov. 15. 

Dave Downing wrote in November: "I 
was drafted out of a teaching job in Sep- 
tember 1966 and completed artillery OCS 
in July 1967. I am now working in a bri- 
gade headquarters at Fort Sill, Okla., the 
dust center of the nation." Dave's address 
is 1715 A Ave., Lawton, Okla. 73501. 

John Esposito is in his second year at 
Columbia University College of Physicians 
and Surgeons. Last summer he spent two 
months doing biochemistry research in the 



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SAMUELSEN '66 



CHUMMERS '65 



laboratory of Dr. Jacques Senez in Mar- 
seilles, France. During August he toured 
the Continent. 

John French has completed a tour of 
active duty with the Army and is the mar- 
keting representative for I.B.M. in Maine 
north of Augusta. He's living at 173 Fore- 
side Road, Falmouth, with Roy Hibyan 
'67, and a recent graduate of Maine. Vi- 
sitors are welcome. 

Charles Gurney has joined the Water- 
ville School Department as a social 
worker. 

Bill Harrison and Maureen Anthoine of 
Lewiston plan to marry this summer. 
Maureen is a graduate of Merrimack Col- 
lege and is presently an elementary school 
teacher at Poland Spring. Bill is a social 
worker with the Maine State Department 
of Health and Welfare. 

Roger Hinchcliffe wrote in October: 
"I'm in my final year of study for an 
M.B.A. at Cornell. I've been singing for 
the past two years with the Cornell Sher- 
woods, who recently sponsored an octet 
concert out here in which the Meddiebemp- 
sters were featured. It was good to see 
them again, and they performed well." 

Pete and Joan Johnson are living at 116 
Harvard St., Newtonville, Mass. Pete is a 
member of the auditing staff of Arthur 
Young and Co. He expects to enter the 
Army in June and to be assigned to the Fi- 
nance School at Fort Benjamin Harrison, 
Ind. 

Paul Karofsky wrote in November: "Lisa 
and I are well settled in our home in 
Framingham and are expecting our first 
child in the spring." 

Ed Leydon and Bill Heath took a six- 
week camping trip across the country last 
summer. Ed is in his second year at Duke 
Law School. 

John Loring is studying for a Ph.D. in 
classics at the State University of New 
York at Buffalo. 

Johan Nortier wrote last spring from 
Leiden, Holland. "After almost a year of 
study at Leiden, I am still often thinking 
back to Bowdoin College and the wonder- 
ful time I had there. Every day I am ap- 
preciating the value of that year of study 
at a college abroad more. I feel I am far 
ahead of my fellow students in thinking 
about all sorts of things, especially in re- 
lation to foreign countries. I was thinking 
of this when I read the latest Bowdoin 
Alumnus and I realized that I had never 
really thanked you for that fantastic year. 
It all was over before I had time to realize 
the privileges I had enjoyed during almost 
the entire year. ... At Leiden I will take 
my first examination in June, the first year 
will be over then and another six will fol- 
low. My course is medicine, a seven-year 
course in Holland. Medical and pre-medi- 
cal studies in one course. Again thank you 
very much." 

John Parker's father reported last fall 
that John had recently graduated with dis- 



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tinction from the Basic Officers Submarine 
School at New London, Conn. Following 
graduation John was assigned to the fleet 
submarine base at Pearl Harbor. 

Alexander Piatt sends his best to every- 
one. He is in his second year teaching sev- 
enth grade mathematics and science at 
Fay School. 

Charles Roscoe received a master's de- 
gree in accounting at Northeastern's first 
fall commencement. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Salem were graduated 
from a VISTA training program in Octo- 
ber and are working with the Confederated 
Tribes on the Warm Springs Reservation 
in Warm Springs, Ore. 

Peter Samuelsen was commissioned a 
second lieutenant in the Air Force last fall 
and assigned to Craig AFB, Ala., for pilot 
training. 

Alex Schulten set a record for Seaverns 
Field, Colby College, in July with a ham- 
mer throw of 196 feet, 2Vi inches at the 
AAU Olympic Development Track Meet. 
The throw placed him 12th nationally. 

Dick Segal is studying for a Ph.D. in 
psychology at the University of New 
Hampshire. He plans to marry Sheila 
Kritzman in June. She is a senior at 
Wellesley College. 

Jordan Shubert is a second-year medical 
student at Tufts and is working part-time 
at the Boston VA Hospital. 

Chris Smith wrote in December: "I am 
currently teaching at Webster Junior High 
in Auburn and am enjoying a good Maine 
winter. Am ushering at Andy White's wed- 
ding at the end of the month." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Barry Timson, whose father, 
Barry Timson '32, died on Oct. 12. 

After having studied law for a year, 
Dick Van Antwerp is again studying Eng- 
lish literature in the University of Pitts- 
burgh Graduate School. 



'67 



Daniel E. Boxer 
Apt. B3G Fairvicw Manor 
518 Dryden Road 
Ithaca, N. Y. 14850 




Army Lt. Charles (Cy) Allen '66 
(standing) coordinates plans with 
an Air Force Major for a joint oper- 
ation in Vietnam. Cy is operations 
officer for an Army unit that each 
week prints more than three million 
leaflets and provides tapes which are 
dropped and broadcast by Air Force 
0-2B Supei Skymaster pilots in an 
effort to "talk" the Viet Cong into 
surrendering. Based at Nha Trang, 
Cy schedules and coordinates flights 
for the operation, which supports 
allied ground forces in the area be- 
tween Bong Son on the coast north- 
east of Pleiku to Phan Thiet east of 
Saigon. 



Alden Abbott wrote in December: "I 
was married on June 24, 1967, to Miss 
Janet Chase. We are the proud parents of 
a Springer Spaniel pup, Miss Creme de 
Cacao." 

The engagement of Tom Allen and 
Diana Lee Bell was announced last fall. 
They plan to marry in July. 

Doug Biklen is with the Peace Corps in 
Sierra Leone, West Africa. 

Dana Blanchard has enlisted in the 
Army. 

Tyler Blethen is a graduate student at 
the University of North Carolina and is 
living at 107 D Bernard St., Chapel Hill, 
N.C. 27514. 

Pete and Karen Chapman in December 
completed 15 weeks of Peace Corps Volun- 
teer training at Fresno (Calif.) State Col- 
lege and left for Ceylon, where they are 
working on pilot Peace Corps projects in 
agriculture and nutrition. 

Dave Comeau is a dental student at 
Tufts and is living at 9 Carol Circle, Apt. 
B-l, West Roxbury, Mass. 

Stan Cutter was at Officer's Candidate 
School, Fort Sill, Okla., when his father, 
George '27, wrote in December. 

Ted Davis has been accepted for mem- 
bership in the University Glee Club, a 
prominent New York City men's singing 
group founded in 1894. 

Klaus Daweke's letter of Aug. 12 written 
to President Daggett aboard the Bremen 
said in part: "Last year at this time I was 
also aboard ship — anxious to see the coun- 
try that every German boy dreams to see 
throughout his wild-westy years of buffalo 
stories and Indian war games. Now, after 
nine months at Bowdoin and almost three 
months of travel throughout the U.S., I'm 
on my way back again — a little bit more 
sober about the promised land but still full 
of enthusiasm for it. I believe that the ex- 
perience of spending a time like that on 
another continent is probably one of the 
more rewarding things to do. . . . Then 
there was the academic experience which 
I think has also helped me a lot. I have 
done all the research I think was necessary 
for my M.A. thesis on reapportionment. 
. . . So, whatever side I look at, it was a 
very good year. The scholarship from 
Bowdoin and the fraternity, together with 
a Fulbright grant, enabled me to come. 
What would be more natural than to 
thank you as Bowdoin's Acting President 
and as one of its finest teachers for all 
this. . . ." 

John Emery and Donna Marie Cum- 
mings married at Ellsworth, Me., on Oct. 
21. Donna attends the University of Maine. 

Mike Ethridge is teaching French at 
Deerfield Academy. 

Les Ferlazzo is assistant director of per- 
sonnel and job and salary administrator 
for New England Merchants National 
Bank. 

Arlan Fuller is studying medicine at 
Harvard. 

When Eben Graves wrote in late October 
he was half way through the Naval OCS 
course at Newport, and was expecting to 
receive a commission on Dec. 15. Then 
he was to be assigned to the Navy Supply 
Corps School at Athens, Ga. 

Shortly before completing the Infantry 
Officer's Basic Course at Fort Benning, 



Fred Haynes had an informal reunion with 
seven other Bowdoin alumni in the course, 
Steve Leonard '65, Jeff Withe, Ed Russell, 
Dave Chotkowski, Rick Bamberger, Bob 
Teeter, and Mike Harmon. "I am sure that 
they will all agree with me that the infan- 
try makes one long for Bowdoin's pleasant 
and sedate atmosphere," he wrote in Octo- 
ber. 

Steve Heinrich was commissioned an en- 
sign in the Naval Reserve on Oct. 20. He 
wrote in October: "I will be serving aboard 
the USS Constellation, one of the Navy's 
newest carriers. Her homeport is San 
Diego, but she is currently doing duty in 
Vietnam." 

Jim Hughes is a law student at Cornell 
and is living at 117 South St., Ithaca, N.Y. 

Dave Huntington is enrolled in the 
M.A.T. program at the University of New 
Hampshire and expects to graduate in 
August. 

Kevin Kelaher is teaching general science 
and biology at Hall-Dale High School, 
Hallowell, Me. 

Bob Levasseur reports that his work at 
M.I.T. on the 3-2 plan is going very well. 
He expects to graduate in June. 

Cary Mack spent last summer counseling 
at the Dorchester (Mass.) House Day 
Camp. 

Bruce MacLean and Barbara Ann Caron 
married at Hartford, Conn., in June. 

Bill Margolin is with the Army Security 
Agency in Kassel, Germany. He expects 
to remain on this assignment until 1970. 

Mr. and Mrs. Dave Millay became the 
parents of Stephanie Anne Millay on Oct. 
31. 

Dean Milliken is serving with the Peace 
Corps in the Samoan Islands. 

Frank Morgan, the "cover boy" on the 
Summer Alumnus, expected to graduate 
from the Naval Officer's Candidate School 
at Newport, R.I., in November, according 
to a note from his mother in October. Af- 
ter that he was scheduled to go to Supply 
School at Athens, Ga. 

Tony Moulton, a freshman at Columbia 
University College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons, was one of 27 medical students 
from Maine to receive a loan award from 
the Maine Medical Educational Foundation 
of the Maine Medical Association. 

Paul Newman and Martha Gratton Grif- 
fith married in September. They are living 
in Indianapolis, where Paul is stationed 
with the Army. 

Dick Pike is an intern in the team teach- 
ing program at Rockland (Me.) High. 

Larry Reid wrote in November: "I'm in 
the M.B.A. program at Fairleigh Dickin- 
son University in New Jersey and am liv- 
ing at home. I find the classes run like 
Senior Seminars and are far more stimulat- 
ing than some of the lecture courses at 
Bowdoin." 

Wayne Reilly is a graduate student in 
journalism at the University of Missouri. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Walter Rowson, whose mother, 
Mrs. Marietta Bechtold, died on Oct. 5 

Lt. Ed Russell is stationed at Fort Hola- 
bird, Md., and expects to remain there un- 
til June. One of his roommates is Rick 
Bamberger, but Rick expects to leave for 
Korea in April. 

John Scholefield is a Peace Corpsman 
in El Salvador. 

Dick Seagrave is teaching chemistry and 
earth science at Yarmouth High School. 

Len Smith is stationed at Fort Benjamin 
Harrison, Indianapolis. On July 22 he mar- 



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ried Lauren Blair Shumackar at the Uni- 
versity of Chattanooga Chapel. Lauren 
graduated from Smith in June. 

Mark Smith didn't change the bride's 
last name but did change her title \yhen 
he married Melanie Smith in June. Melanie 
is an alumna of Vassar College. They are 
living in Providence, R.I. 

Frank Taylor wrote in October: "Work 
is going well at I.B.M. I'm on a large ac- 
count with three other systems engineers. 
The system I'm working on makes Bow- 
doin's 1620 look' like a small adding ma- 
chine." Frank's address is Apt. 16-B, Ver- 
non Gardens, Rt. 83, Rockville, Conn. 

"Am engrossed in learning the sophistries 
of the legal fraternity," Dudley Welch 
wrote in November. "Please extend my 
best wishes to 'Mighty Oak' ^ Mackenzie 
who has finally met his match." 

Dave Wilkinson was the youngest artist 
ever chosen to exhibit at the Ten Oak Gal- 
lery, Springvale, Me., where a collection 
of his photographs was shown during July. 
Earlier this year the New England Press 
Association awarded him first prize for 
the best feature photograph of 1966. Dave 
and his family are living in the Athens, 
Ohio, area while he completes his school- 
ing at Ohio University. 



' f\A Kenneth Griswold, assistant pro- 
O jbfessor of mathematics at Salem 
(Mass.) State College, spoke at an in-ser- 
vice institute for high school mathematics 
teachers in Charleston, W. Va., last fall. 



'65 



'68! 



Roger W. Raffetto 

1A Senior Center 
Bowdoin College 
Brunswick 04O11 



The engagement of Doug Brown and 
Margaret Ellen Dana, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Howard H. Dana '36, was announced 
in December. 

Howard Kennedy returned to Maine in 
June to marry Mary Jane Towle. The 
couple are now living in South Carolina 
where Howard is stationed at Ft. Jackson. 

John Ryder and Caroline Townsend 
Ellsworth of West Hartford, Conn., mar- 
ried on Sept. 16. 



GRADUATE 

'/^O Howard Hickey is a doctoral stu- 
\J^j dent in educational administration 
at Michigan State University. He is living 
at 804-107 Cherry Lane, East Lansing, 
Mich. 

Bradford Johanson in December was ap- 
pointed assistant superintendent for business 
affairs by the Weston, Mass., School Com- 
mittee. 

John Moulton was named Massachusetts 
Teacher of the Year and also one of the 
top five teachers in the nation. He is teach- 
ing mathematics at Brookline High School. 
His citation was presented by William G. 
Saltonstall, chairman of the state board of 
education. During the summer he taught 
two courses, Higher Geometry and Princi- 
ples of Statistical Inference at the Univer- 
sity of Maine in Portland. 

Bill Rundberg has moved to 3700 Haci- 
enda, San Mateo, Calif. 94403. He is an 
instructor of mathematics at the College 
of San Mateo. 

'/^Q Associate Professor Thomas Lath- 
\jO rop of the Salem State College 
Mathematics Department took part in the 
1967 summer meeting of the Northeast 
Section, Mathematics Association of 
America, at Mt. Allison University, Sack- 
ville, N.B. 



Mrs. Maureen Lalumiere is the 
1 chairman of the Department of 
Mathematics at Wilmington (Mass.) High 
School. Her home address is 22 Roberts 
Drive, Bedford, Mass. 

Gilbert G. Mages has been teaching col- 
lege math for the past two years and his 
new home address is RR 3, Box 321, Stev- 
ens Point, Wis. 54481. 

Mrs. Virginia Merrill spent last summer 
as a mathematics consultant for the Cur- 
riculum Resources Group in the I.S.E. 13 
Colleges Project. She is chairman of the 
school board in Solon, Me., president of 
the Madison Area Teachers Association, 
state committeewoman from Somerset 
County to the Maine Democratic Party, 
and is currently in her third year teaching 
mathematics at Madison Area High School. 

' f~\f~\ Edward Hoffman is teaching math- 
vJvJematics at Holyoke (Mass.) Com- 
munity College. 

^ f\*l Carol Baugher and Wallace Krye- 
\J / minski married in August. Carol 
and her husband are living at 508 South 
Plaza, Franklin Lakes, N.J. 

Wallace Wood is an instructor in mathe- 
matics at Bryant College, Providence, R.I. 



MEDICAL 



' r\ i Classmates and other Bowdoin 
\J _L friends extend their sympathy to 
Dr. Ansel S. Davis, whose wife, Maude, 
died last August. 

' "J £T Burleigh Mansfield last fall moved 
_L kJ from Ipswich, Mass., to Milton 
Mills, N.H. 

HONORARY 

' f~\ ^ Catherine E. O'Brien is the author 
\Ji_J of Excavation and Other Verse, 
published by the Anthoensen Press. 

FACULTY & STAFF 



Acting President Daggett invited Robert 
K. Beckwith, chairman of the music de- 
partment to represent the College at the 
centennial convocation of the New England 
Conservatory of Music and the inaugura- 
tion of Gunther Schuller as its ninth presi- 
dent on Nov. 16. 

Herbert Ross Brown H'63, Edward Lit- 
tle professor of rhetoric and oratory and 
professor of English, delivered a series of 
lectures on American literature in India 
during December and January. His trip 
was under the auspices of the Bureau of 
Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department 
of State. He delivered lectures at univer- 
sities in Bombay, Calcutta, New Delhi, 
Madras, and Hyderabad, and addressed 
the All-Indian English Teachers Conference 
at Chandigarh. 



Acting President Daggett represented the 
College at the inaugurations of Burton C. 
Hallowell as president of Tufts on Sept. 
24, of Arland F. Christ-Janer as president 
of Boston University on Oct. 8, and of 
Edwin D. Etherington as president of 
Wesleyan on Oct. 21. 

Dean of the College A. LeRoy Greason 
Jr. represented the College at the inaugura- 
tion of Thomas H. Reynolds as president 
of Bates College on Oct. 7. 

Charles A. Grobe Jr. of the department 
of mathematics has been selected as a vis- 
iting lecturer by the Mathematical Asso- 
ciation of America. He will give lectures 
entitled "Some Elementary Functions Re- 
visited," "Applications of Matrices to Dif- 
ferential Equations," and "Some Recent 
Results on Classical Sets of Polynomials" 
at various colleges and universities as part 
of a program sponsored by the MAA. 

College Physician Daniel F. Hanley '39, 
physician for the 1968 U.S. Olympic team, 
was in Mexico City during much of Octo- 
ber for the pre-Olympic contests. 

John L. Howland '57, of the Biology De- 
partment, has received a $5,000 grant from 
Research Corp. He is studying very rapid 
biochemical reactions by means of a rapid- 
flow spectrophotometer. Last fall his book, 
Introduction to Cell Physiology: Informa- 
tion and Control, was published by Mac- 
millan Co. 

The Research Corp. has awarded a 
grant of $7,750 to William T Hughes, of 
the Department of Physics, to underwrite 
a research project entitled "Narrow-Band 
Photoelectric Photometer." 

Myron Jeppesen, chairman of the De- 
partment of Physics, was in Washington. 
D.C. from Dec. 10 to 16 in connection 
with the Title V program of the Higher 
Education Act. He is a consultant on grad- 
uate programs to the U.S. Office of Educa- 
tion. 

Joseph D. Kamin, director of college 
news services, received an award in Sep- 
tember from the Football Writers Associa- 
tion of America for having produced the 
best press brochure on football among 
small colleges in District 1. 

Executive Secretary E. Leroy Knight '50 
represented the American Alumni Council 
at the inauguration of Thomas H. Rey- 
nolds as president of Bates on Oct. 7. 

Coach of Football Peter Kostacopoulos 
has been named to the constitution com- 
mittee of the New England Football 
Coaches Association. 

Donovan D. Lancaster '27, director of 
the Moulton Union, and Mrs. Jack Stan- 
wood, a secretary in the Department of 
Athletics and Physical Education, in Octo- 
ber were elected vice president and secre- 
tary, respectively, of the Brunswick Area 
Student Aid Fund. 

A paper by James M. Moulton, of the 
Department of Biology, and Richard H. 
Dixon '65, "Directional Hearing in Fishes," 
was published in Volume 2 of Marine Bio- 
Acoustics in December. On Dec. 4 Profes- 
sor Moulton read a paper, "Aspects of the 
Problem of Directional Hearing in Teleosts 
and Larval Amphibians" at a meeting of 
the Journal Club of Woods Hole Oceano- 
graphic Institution. He read the same 
paper at a meeting of the Acoustical So- 
ciety of America in Providence, R.I.. on 
Dec. 5. 

Elliott S. Schwartz, of the Department 
of Music, was the 1967 American Society 
of Composers, Authors, and Publishers 
(ASCAP) Award winner. Annual awards 



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made by ASCAP are granted by an inde- 
pendent panel and are based upon the 
unique prestige value of each writer's cata- 
log and the performances of his composi- 
tion. Professor Schwartz also won the 
award in 1965. 

Holt, Rinehart and Winston has pub- 
lished Contemporary Music of which Pro- 
fessor Schwartz is a coeditor. 

Albert R. Thayer '22, Harrison King 
McCann professor of oral communication 
in the Department of English, represented 
Bowdoin at the inauguration of Richard 
Chapin as president of Emerson College 
on Nov. 3. 



In Memory 



George L. Pratt '01 

Dr. George Loring Pratt, a physician and 
surgeon in Farmington for more than fifty 
years, died on Nov. 4, 1967, in Waterville. 
Born on June 17, 1877, in Strong, he pre- 
pared for college at Farmington High 
School and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin cum laude in 1901 entered the 
Maine Medical School, from which he re- 
ceived his M.D. degree in 1904. He in- 
terned at the Maine General Hospital in 
Portland and then set up practice in Farm- 
ington. He was directly responsible for the 
establishment of the Franklin County 
Memorial Hospital in Farmington and was 
also known as "the father of the Maine 
Medico-Legal Society," of which he was 
secretary for more than twenty years. He 
served in the Army Medical Corps with 
the Pershing Expedition in Mexico before 
World War I and was a captain in the 
Medical Corps during World War I, with 
duty in France. He coached football and 
baseball at Farmington High School and 
was a member of the Farmington School 
Committee for many years. A Franklin 
County Medical Examiner for more than 
fifty years, he retired in 1960. 

A member of the American Legion, the 
Masons, and the Old South Congregational 
Church in Farmington, Dr. Pratt was a 
member of the Square and Compass Club 
and the Camp Crazy Alumni Association, 
which for many years held annual meet- 
ings at Camp Crazy at the foot of Mount 
Abram in Kingfield. He was president of 
the Maine Medical Association in 1939-40 
and was president of the Franklin County 
Bowdoin Club from 1939 until 1942. He 
was the first recipient, in 1957, of the Citi- 
zens Merit Award, presented by the Farm- 
ington chapter of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution. Mrs. Pratt, the for- 
mer Ethel M. Staine, whom he married on 
June 26, 1909, in Winthrop, died in 1958. 
A member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity, he 
is survived by a brother, Dr. Lyde S. Pratt 
'L2 of Fairfield. 



Frank E. Towne '03 

Frank Ernest Towne, who for many years 
was engaged in the lumber business in the 
Boston area, died on Dec. 17, 1967, in 
Peabody, Mass. Born on May 22, 1879, in 
Kennebunkport, he prepared for college at 
Biddeford High School and following his 



graduation from Bowdoin entered Boston 
University Law School, from which he re- 
ceived a bachelor of laws degree in 1907. 
He was associated with Towne Bros., a 
wholesale lumber company, and Dix Lum- 
ber Co. in North Cambridge, Mass., as 
well as other firms, before his retirement 
some years ago. 

A member of the Masons, Mr. Towne is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Maude Day 
Towne, whom he married in Waltham, 
Mass., on Sept. 10, 1920; and a brother, 
Alonzo D. Towne of Kennebunkport. 



Jesse D. Wilson '03 

Jesse Davis Wilson, proprietor of Wilson's 
Pharmacy in Brunswick from 1915 until 
his retirement in 1953, died on Nov. 9, 
1967, in Brunswick. Born on Jan. 21, 
1881, in Brunswick, he prepared for col- 
lege at the local high school and following 
his graduation from Bowdoin in 1903 
joined what is now the Pejepscot Paper 
Co., in Pejepscot. From 1905 until 1907 
he studied civil engineering at the Univer- 
sity of Maine, from which he received a 
bachelor of science degree in 1907. After 
a year with the firm of George F. Hardy, 
consulting engineers, in New York City, 
he returned to the Pejepscot Paper Co. In 
1915 he left his position as night superin- 
tendent to take over the ownership and 
management of Wilson's Pharmacy, which 
had been established by his father in 1875. 
Mr. Wilson had been a Mason since 
February 1903 and was a former member 
of the York and Scottish Rite Bodies and 
the Mystic Shrine. He was also a member 
of the United Baptist Church in Topsham. 
His wife, Mrs. Charlotte Danforth Wil- 
son, whom he married in Brunswick on 
May 25, 1909, died on July 29, 1966. His 
fraternity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 




George W Burpee '04 

George William Burpee, a Trustee Emeri- 
tus of the College and for many years one 
of the leading civil engineers in the coun- 
try, died in Bronxville, N. Y., on Nov. 7, 
1967. Born on Nov. 9, 1883, in Sheffield, 
New Brunswick, Canada, he moved to 
Maine in 1892 and prepared for college at 
Ricker Classical Institute in Houlton. Fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin sum- 
ma cum laude in 1904 he entered Mass- 
achusetts Institute of Technology, from 
which he received a bachelor of science 



degree in 1906. After a year as a civil en- 
gineer with the Louisville and Nashville 
Railroad in Tennessee, he occupied various 
engineering positions, including managing 
engineer, with Westinghouse, Church, Kerr 
& Co. and its successor, Dwight P. Robin- 
son & Co., before joining Coverdale & 
Colpitts in New York in 1921 as senior 
engineer. He was associated with this firm 
for forty-six years, including forty as a 
partner and twelve as senior partner. In 
recent years he had been a consulting part- 
ner. 

Mr. Burpee was a past president of the 
American Institute of Consulting Engineers 
and in 1966 won its Award of Merit, pre- 
sented to an outstanding figure in engineer- 
ing or science. A senior member of the 
National Industrial Conference Board and 
a life member of the American Railway 
Engineering Association, he supervised for 
Coverdale and Colpitts financial and man- 
agement studies of the old Manhattan 
Railway (the New York "El"), the Los 
Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority, 
and many leading industrial firms. He was 
an honorary member and former vice pres- 
ident of the American Society of Civil En- 
gineers, a life member of the Engineering 
Institute of Canada, and a member of the 
United Engineering Trustees. During World 
War I he was in charge for his company 
of construction of a government nitrate 
plant at Muscle Shoals, Ala., and during 
World War II, at the request of the De- 
fense Plant Corporation, he headed con- 
struction of the federal government's basic 
magnesium plant at Las Vegas, Nev. 

Mr. Burpee specialized in all phases of 
transportation — railroad, urban, air, and 
highway — but his activities also ranged 
through valuations, reorganizations, merg- 
ers, construction, and management to 
studies related to engineering projects. In 
addition, he was a pioneer in estimating 
traffic and revenue for toll bridges and 
turnpikes, making more than one hundred 
such studies. In 1951 he was a consultant 
on rapid transit service to the mayor of 
New York's Committee on City Manage- 
ment, which resulted in the organization 
of the New York Transit Authority. From 
1947 until 1956 he served on the Board of 
Engineering Consultants to the Port of 
New York Authority. 

He was executive vice president from 
1942 to 1944 of American Export Airlines, 
operating a trans-Atlantic airline under 
contract with the Naval Air Transport Ser- 
vice. From 1943 to 1947, for the Alien 
Property Custodian, he was president of 
General Aniline and Film Corp., the affil- 
iate in this country of the great chemical 
combination known as I. G. Farben. 
Through the years he undertook a number 
of bridge and highway studies for the State 
of California and participated in the plan- 
ning of the massive 1960 "California Wa- 
ter Plan." He had been a director of the 
Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway 
Co., National Vulcanized Fibre Co., Gen- 
eral Dyestuff Corp., Chase Manhattan 
Bank, Brooklyn Union Gas Co., and Bur- 
son Knitting Co., and at his death was on 
the boards of Lukens Steel Co. and Kaiser 
Steel Co. 

Mr. Burpee was for many years a ves- 
tryman and warden of Christ Church in 
Bronxville and was also a trustee of the 
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine 
in New York City. In 1963 he received the 
New York Bishop's Cross for distinguished 
service in the diocese. He was a member of 



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the Board of Governors of Lawrence Hos- 
pital in Bronxville and had served that vil- 
lage as head of the Community Welfare 
Fund, as a director of the Public Health 
Nursing Organization, as president of the 
Board of Education, as a member of the 
Board of Zoning Appeals, and as a mem- 
ber of the Advisory Committee on the 
Revision of the Building Code. 

In Bowdoin affairs Mr. Burpee was 
elected to the Board of Overseers in 1945 
and to the Board of Trustees in 1952. He 
became a Trustee Emeritus in 1959. In 
1942-43 he served as president of the Bow- 
doin Alumni Association of New York and 
Vicinity. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. 
Katherine Kellam Burpee, whom he mar- 
ried in New York City on June 2, 1915; a 
son, George Alexander Burpee '44 of Rye, 
N. Y.; two daughters, Mrs. James B. Land- 
reth of Atherton, Calif., and Miss Eliza- 
beth H. Burpee of New York; a sister, 
Miss Mary Burpee of Houlton; and nine 
grandchildren. He was a member of Phi 
Beta Kappa and Delta Kappa Epsilon Fra- 
ternities. 

On June 17, 1939, Mr. Burpee received 
an honorary doctor of science degree from 
Bowdoin. The citation read at that time by 
President Sills said in part, ". . . as a mem- 
ber of one of the nation's leading engineer- 
ing firms he has kept abreast of all modern 
movements in that field; an admirable ex- 
ample of the fact that the possession of a 
liberal education does not necessarily pre- 
vent one from rising to distinction in en- 
gineering and highly technical work; a 
public-spirited citizen who has given time 
to education and to charities in his com- 
munity; Canadian-born, American-bred 
son of Bowdoin whose father was a distin- 
guished engineer in the early days of rail- 
roading in northern Maine and whose 
mother is known all over the state for her 
public spirit and interest, who has taken to 
the complex problems of a metropolitan 
career something of the straightforward- 
ness, energy, and freshness of the Aroos- 
took." 




Rufus E. Stetson '08 

Dr. Rufus Edwin Stetson, a pioneer in the 
field of blood transfusion and hematology 
and an Overseer Emeritus of the College, 
died on Nov. 13, 1967, in Washington, 
D. C, following a brief illness. Born on 
Aug. 10, 1886, in Damariscotta, he pre- 



pared for college at Lincoln Academy and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin 
studied for a year at the Maine Medical 
School. He then entered Columbia Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons, from 
which he received his M.D. degree in 1911. 
He interned at the Bellevue Hospital in 
New York and practiced in New York 
until 1941, when he returned to his native 
Damariscotta, where he was chief of staff 
of Miles Memorial Hospital from 1951 un- 
til 1956. He retired from practice in 1965. 
A clinical instructor at Cornell Medical 
College, he was a trustee of the Blood 
Transfusion Association of New York and 
a member of the New York Academy of 
Medicine, the Society of the Alumni of 
Bellevue Hospital, the West Side Clinical 
Society, and the Medical Strollers. He was 
associate attending surgeon at the New 
York Hospital, attending hematologist at 
the Knickerbocker Hospital, and consult- 
ing hematologist at the New York Eye and 
Ear Infirmary and St. Clare's Hospital. 

Dr. Stetson was the author of numerous 
articles on blood transfusions in medical 
journals and wrote the chapter on that 
subject for Surgical Therapeutics, published 
by D. Appleton-Century Co. in 1941. In 
1915 he continued research into the then 
expanding field of blood transfusion and 
helped refine what was known as the 
whole-blood method of transfusion, which 
entailed the direct and immediate transfer 
of blood from donor to patient through the 
use of hypodermic syringes. This method 
superseded the practice of directly connect- 
ing a donor to a patient by the use of ster- 
ile tubing and reduced the danger of clot- 
ting transfusion. 

In 1939 Dr. Stetson became associated 
with Dr. Philip Levine and aided his ex- 
ploration into Rh blood incompatibility. 
The Rh factor, discovered by Dr. Karl 
Landsteiner and Dr. A. S. Wiener in 1940, 
indicates a positive or negative antigen in 
the blood. Dr. Levine and Dr. Stetson 
traced the occurrence of anemia or jaun- 
dice in newborn infants to an Rh incom- 
patibility between the blood of the mother 
and the fetus. 

A Fellow of the International College of 
Surgeons and a member of the American 
Medical Association and other medical so- 
cieties, Dr. Stetson was elected to the Bow- 
doin Board of Overseers in 1942 and 
served with that group for nearly a quarter 
of a century, until he became an Overseer 
Emeritus in February of 1965. He was a 
member of the Bowdoin Alumni Council 
from 1937 until 1940 and served as presi- 
dent of both the Council and the Bowdoin 
Alumni Association in 1939-40. He was 
also president of the Alumni Association 
of New York and Vicinity in 1937-38 and 
president of the Maine Society of New 
York from 1937 to 1939. He was class 
agent for 1908 in the Alumni Fund from 
1934 until 1939. 

Dr. Stetson had served as president of 
the Board of Trustees of Lincoln Acad- 
emy, and in 1962 he received the Acad- 
emy's Distinguished Service Award. In 
1966 the Maine Medical Association 
awarded him a fifty-five-year service pin. 
A 32nd Degree Mason and a member of 
the Shriners, he is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Irma Tierney Stetson of Damaris- 
cotta; three sons, Edwin F. Stetson '41 of 
Washington, D. C, Rufus E. Stetson Jr. 
'42 of Wiscasset, and Cmdr. William W. 
Stetson, USN, Ret. of Damariscotta and 
Arlington, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Rex W 



Dodge of Falmouth Foreside and Mrs. 
Victor M. Blake of Warwick, N. Y.; and 
eleven grandchildren, including William 
W Stetson Jr. '66. His fraternity was Zeta 
Psi. 

On June 14, 1958, upon the occasion of 
the fiftieth reunion of the Class of 1908, 
Dr. Stetson received an honorary doctor 
of science degree from Bowdoin. The cita- 
tion read at that time by President Coles 
read in part: ". . . his supposed retirement 
returned rich dividends to his native Dam- 
ariscotta, and let him follow his father's 
precedent in providing the best in medical 
care to friends and neighbors alike. 
Throughout his long and fruitful life, love 
for his college has remained steady. . . . 
We do him honor today . . . for his dis- 
tinguished humanitarian career, his fealty 
to his college, and his illustration of the 
true sense of the word 'gentle-man' — cour- 
teous, chivalrous, cultivated, and kind." 



Earle F Maloney '12 

Earle Francis Maloney, who for many 
years was manager of the Fisk Teachers 
Agency in Philadelphia, died on May 13, 
1967, in Collingswood, N. J. Born on Aug. 
29, 1891, in St. George, he prepared for 
college at Rockland High School and fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin was 
a teacher and coach at Westbrook High 
School for a year, was principal of Hollis- 
ton (Mass.) High School for three years, 
was principal of Bacon Academy in Col- 
chester, Conn., for two years, and taught 
at Girard College in Philadelphia from 
1918 until 1922. He was treasurer of Bry- 
ant Teachers Bureau in Philadelphia for 
five years and then was in the automobile 
business and in banking until 1932, when 
he became manager of the Fisk Teachers 
Agency. Tor some years he and his son 
Earle Jr. were partners in the firm, before 
his retirement in April 1967. 

A member of the Masons, Mr. Maloney 
was at one time president of the Suburban 
Rapid Transit Co. in Camden, N. J., and 
a director and trust officer of the Collings- 
wood Trust Co. In 1947-48 he served as 
president of the Bowdoin Club of Phila- 
delphia. Coauthor of Types of Mental De- 
fect, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Stella 
Cram Maloney, whom he married on June 
20, 1911, in Liberty; two sons, Earle F. 
Maloney Jr. of Audubon, N. J., and David 
S. Maloney of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; four 
daughters, Mrs. Bettina M. Smith of West 
Collingswood, N. L, Mrs. Phyllis M. Dix- 
on of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Nancy M. Kuba 
of Woodbury Heights, N. J., and Mrs. 
Anne M. Krusch of Wenonah, N. J.; two 
brothers; four sisters; and 20 grandchil- 
dren. 



Harold C. Arey M'13 

Dr. Harold Carleton Arey, who for a 
quarter of a century practiced medicine in 
Gardner, Mass., died there on Nov. 4 
1967. Born on Feb. 18, 1880, in Rockport, 
he prepared for college at Camden High 
School and at Coburn Classical Institute 
and was graduated from Colby College in 
1903. He entered the Maine Medical 
School at Bowdoin in 1910 and received 
his M.D. degree three years later. He was 
for several years a resident physician at 
the Worcester (Mass.) State Hospital and 
then served as superintendent of the Bald- 



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winville Cottages for Children until 1932. 
He was a general practitioner in Gardner, 
with a special interest in psychiatry, until 
his retirement in 1958. He had served as 
chief of the medical service at the Hey- 
wood Memorial Hospital in Gardner and 
as guest lecturer at the Hospital's School 
of Nursing. He was a member of the New 
England Society of Psychiatry, an incor- 
porator of the Businessmen's Association 
in Baldwinville, and a member of the 
Board of Corporators of the Baldwinville 
Cooperative Bank. 

A member of the Gardner Chamber of 
Commerce, the Worcester and Worcester 
North District Medical Societies, the 
American Medical Association, the Ameri- 
can Academy of General Practice, and the 
American Society of Anesthesiologists, Dr. 
Arey had served as president of the Wor- 
cester North District Medical Society. For 
nearly twenty years he was a Selective Ser- 
vice medical examiner. In addition, he was 
a member of the Masons, a past patron of 
the Order of the Eastern Star, and a for- 
mer member of the Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows. A trustee of the American 
Red Cross, he had served as Gardner City 
Physician. On Dec. 30, 1916, he was mar- 
ried to Miss Jean Macintosh, who died 
on Aug. 13, 1954. Surviving are his second 
wife, Mrs. Isa Rowe Arey, whom he mar- 
ried on Feb. 11, 1956, in Gardner; two 
sons, Kenneth D. Arey of Manchester, 
Conn., and Philip C. Arey of Baldwinville; 
three daughters, Mrs. Marjorie F. O'Con- 
nor of Wappinger, N. Y., Mrs. Barbara F. 
Ambler of Kennebunk, and Mrs. Charlotte 
B. Hoppe of Avon, Conn.; a brother, Dr. 
Leslie B. Arey of Chicago, 111.; a sister, 
Miss Edith M. Arey of Camden; and seven 
grandchildren. He was a member of Delta 
Upsilon Fraternity at Colby. 



Vernon W Marr '14 

Vernon Waldo Marr, a lawyer in Boston 
for nearly half a century, died on Nov. 
21, 1967, at his home in Belmont, Mass. 
Born on Dec. 19, 1891, in Farmington, he 
prepared for college at the local high 
school and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin was for two years principal of 
Old Orchard High School and then at- 
tended Harvard Law School. During World 
War I he served as a captain in the Army. 
From 1919 until 1921 he was with the 
legal department of the United Drug Co. 
In 1922 he received his bachelor of laws 
degree from Northeastern University cum 
laudc and since that time had practiced in 
Boston. From 1923 until 1942 he was as- 
sistant general counsel for the Boston Le- 
gal Aid Society. He was treasurer of the 
National Association of Legal Aid Organ- 
izations from 1940 to 1942 and was treas- 
urer of the Boston City Club from 1941 to 
1943. He was for twenty years, from 1928 
until 1948, Town Counsel of Scituate, 
Mass. 

Mr. Marr was chairman of the Mass- 
achusetts State Republican Committee in 
1935-36. In 1927 he organized the Mass- 
achusetts Legal Aid Association, and in 
1937 he organized the New England Legal 
Aid Council. He was a member of the 
Massachusetts Industrial Accident Board 
from 1942 to 1946 and was Massachusetts 
Commissioner of Public Utilities from 1947 
to 1949. During World War II he served as 
a lieutenant colonel in the Massachusetts 
State Guard. A trustee and counsel of the 



Hillside School for Boys in Marlboro, 
Mass., he was a member of the Republi- 
can Club in Boston, the Middlesex Club, 
the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the 
Plymouth County Bar Association. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Good- 
child Marr, whom he married on Jan. 18, 
1918. in Providence, R. I. His fraternity 
was Delta Upsilon. 



Reuel B. Soule '15 

Reuel B. Soule, a retired district manager 
of the Central Maine Power Co., died at 
his home in Waterville on Nov. 8, 1967. 
Born on Sept. 8, 1892, in Presque Isle, he 
prepared for college at Cony High School 
in Augusta and attended Bowdoin from 
1911 until 1915. During World War I he 
served in the Navy for nearly two years. 
Following the war he was engaged in a 
retail furniture business in Augusta until 
1927, when he joined the Central Maine 
Power Co. In 1928 he was named a store 
manager in Lewiston and for the next eight 
years served in similar capacities in Au- 
gusta and Rockland before being promoted 
in 1936 to sales manager of the Northern 
Division. In 1942 he was transferred to 
Pittsfield as district manager, a position 
which he held until his retirement in 1959. 
A member of the Masons and a past 
commander of the James Fitzgerald Post 
of the American Legion in Augusta, Mr. 
Soule is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myra 
West Soule, whom he married in Augusta 
on June 27, 1919; a daughter, Mrs. Bar- 
bara S. Hoover of Aberdeen, Md.; a sister, 
Mrs. Olive Parmenter of Hamilton, Ohio: 
and two grandsons. His fraternity was Zeta 
Psi. 



Frederick L. Chenery M'18 

Dr. Frederick Lincoln Chenery, for many 
years a physician in Monmouth, died on 
Sept. 25, 1967, in Winthrop, following a 
long illness. Born on Feb. 21, 1889, in 
Wayne, he prepared for college at the 
Maine Wesleyan Seminary at Kents Hill 
and was graduated from the University of 
Maine in 1911. Following his graduation 
from the Maine Medical School at Bow- 
doin in 1918, he served as a first lieutenant 
in the Army Medical Corps Reserve in 
World War I, while he interned at the 
Central Maine General Hospital in Lewis- 
ton. In 1919 he set up his medical practice 
in Monmouth. 

Dr. Chenery was a fifty-year member of 
the Masons, a member of the International 
Order of Odd Fellows, an honorary mem- 
ber of the Monmouth Grange and the 
Winthrop Rotary Club, a member of the 
courtesy staff at the Central Maine Gener- 
al Hospital, and a member of the Maine 
Medical Association, the Androscoggin 
County Medical Society, and the American 
Medical Association. He is survived by a 
son, Frederick L. Chenery III of Dubuque, 
Iowa; two grandchildren; and an aunt. 
Miss Jennie Chenery of Cincinnati, Ohio. 



Hartley F. Simpson '22 

Hartley Fremont Simpson, retired dean of 
the Graduate School at Yale University, 
died on Oct. 4, 1967, in Hanover, N. H., 
after a long illness. Born on April 24, 
1900, in Tilton, N.H., he prepared for col- 



lege at the Tilton School and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin summa cum 
laude served as head of the history depart- 
ment at Windham High School in Willi- 
mantic, Conn. He was an instructor in 
history and did graduate work at Cornell 
University from 1923 until 1926, when he 
became an assistant professor of history at 
the University of Pittsburgh. In 1930 he 
went to Yale as a research assistant in his- 
tory. He was promoted to assistant profes- 
sor in 1942, the year he was named as- 
sistant dean of the Graduate School. He 
became associate professor in 1946, asso- 
ciate dean in 1947, and dean in 1955. 
Since his retirement in 1961, he had lived 
in Franklin, N. H. 

A specialist in 17th century parliamen- 
tary history, Dr. Simpson served in nu- 
merous other capacities at Yale. From 
1943 until 1947 he was the executive sec- 
retary of the University Office of Selective 
Service, and from 1945 to 1947 he was as- 
sistant director of the Office of Veterans 
Affairs. In 1942 he was named director of 
the Yale Division of General Studies and 
in 1950 joined the administrative board 
and executive committee of the Master of 
Arts in Teaching Program, created that 
year at Yale. He was also for eighteen 
years the Yale delegate to the Association 
of American Universities and the Associa- 
tion of Graduate Schools. A member of 
the American Historical Association, he 
received an honorary doctor of laws de- 
gree at Bowdoin in June of 1956. The ci- 
tation read by President Coles at that time 
said in part, "From his beginnings in Til- 
ton, New Hampshire, his studies brought 
him to Brunswick, on to New Haven, to 
Guildhall and Lambeth Palace. In all, he 
has displayed a scholar's mind, never satis- 
fied, yet not afraid of generalization. Here 
is a man of deep understanding, full wis- 
dom." 

A member of Delta Upsilon and Phi 
Beta Kappa Fraternities, Dr. Simpson is 
survived by a sister, Mrs. Bertha G. Hen- 
derson of Franklin, N. H. 



John H. Roth. Jr. '24 

John Herman Roth Jr., an importer of 
chinaware, died on Sept. 14, 1967, in Pe- 
oria, 111. Born there on Jan. 15, 1903, he 
prepared for college at Bradley Academy 
in Peoria and at Staunton (Va. ) Military 
Academy and attended Bradley Polytech- 
nical Institute for two years before trans- 
ferring to Bowdoin as a junior in the fall 
of 1922. Following his graduation in 1924 
he was for three years associated with his 
father's chinaware importing company. In 
1928 he joined the Northwestern Mutual 
Life Insurance Co. Since 1945 he had been 
the owner of John H. Roth & Co., which 
deals in commemorative and souvenir 
china and imported English Staffordshire 
ware and fine china. He did both the buy- 
ing and the selling for the firm and traveled 
to England and Germany many times. 

A member of the American Society of 
Chartered Life Underwriters, the Creve 
Coeur Club of Peoria, the Peoria Country 
Club, and the Rotary Club, Mr. Roth twice 
served as president of the Peoria Chapter 
of Chartered Life Underwriters. He was 
also a member of the Potter's Club of 
England and St. Paul's Episcopal Cathe- 
dral. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Caroline Geroe Roth, whom he married 
on Nov. 16, 1929, in Peoria; three sons, 



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Charles G. Roth, who is with the Army in 
Germany, John H. Roth III of Cocoa, 
Fla., and William G. Roth of Culver, Ind.; 
and a sister, Mrs. Herbert B. White of 
Peoria. His fraternity was Chi Psi. 



Caleb C. Rose '26 

Caleb Cecil Rose, a well-known yachts- 
man, died on Nov. 7, 1967, in Lynn, 
Mass., after a brief illness. Born on Oct. 
15, 1902, in St. Anthony, Newfoundland, 
he prepared for college at Kimball Union 
Academy in New Hampshire and attend- 
ed Bowdoin during 1922-23. For seven- 
teen years he owned and operated the 
Rose Sanitarium in Salem, Mass., and 
since 1956 had been employed at the Ber- 
tram Home in Salem. He was also a 
licensed realtor. During World War II he 
served in the British Royal Navy and was 
British liaison officer for the First Naval 
District in Boston. He was a starboard 
wing officer aboard the Queen Mary when 
she was used as a troop transport. 

Mr. Rose was a well-known yachtsman, 
and his small Newfoundland-style schoo- 
ner, which he built himself, was a show- 
piece in Marblehead, Mass. A member of 
the British Officers Club of Boston and a 
parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea 
Church in Marblehead, he is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Janes Rose, whom 
he married on Jan. 24, 1931, in Beverly, 
Mass.; three sons, Robert Rose of Chelms- 
ford, Mass., Richard A. Rose of Holyoke, 
Mass., and Jon C. Rose of Marblehead; 
four brothers and two sisters in Newfound- 
land; and four grandchildren. His fra- 
ternity was Beta Theta Pi. 



Jay E. Starrett '26 

Dr. Jay E. Starrett, a physician and sur- 
geon in Stamford, Conn., died unexpected- 
ly on Oct. 16, 1967, in Phoenix, Ariz., 
where he was attending a convention of 
the International Order of Characters, a 
group devoted to aviation and aerospace. 
Born on June 24, 1904, in Bangor, he pre- 
pared for college at the Manlius School in 
New York and attended Bowdoin from 
1922 to 1924. He was graduated from 
the University of New Hampshire in 1926 
and received his M.D. degree from Tufts 
Medical School in 1930. He then in- 
terned at Bridgeport (Conn.) Hospital and 
studied at the New York Post-Graduate 
Medical School and Hospital. Since 1932 
he had practiced urology in Stamford, ex- 
cept for four years as a lieutenant colonel 
in the Army Medical Corps during World 
War II. 

Dr. Starrett had served as a director 
of the department of urology at Stamford 
Hospital and as president of the Stamford 
Medical Society and the Stamford Hospital 
medical staff. He was a member of the 
Fairfield County Medical Society, the 
Stamford Medical Society, and the Con- 
necticut State Urological Association. He 
also served on the medical staffs of the 
New York Post-Graduate, Greenwich, St. 
Joseph's, and Stamford Hospitals. He was 
a past president of the Stamford Lions 
Club and a member of the International 
Order of Characters, the Masons, and the 
Sons of the American Revolution. Surviv- 
ing are his wife, Mrs. Veronica Hicks Star- 
rett, whom he married in St. Louis, Mo., on 
Sept. 19, 1942; a son by an earlier mar- 



riage, Robert B. Starrett of Weston, Conn.; 
and two grandchildren. His fraternity was 
Kappa Sigma. 



Charles L. Stearns '29 

Charles Liscom Stearns, an antique gun 
dealer and a direct descendant of Isaac 
Stearns, who settled in Watertown, Mass., 
in 1630, died on Sept. 16, 1967, in 
Plymouth, Mass. Born on May 8, 1905, 
in Somerville, Mass., he prepared for col- 
lege at the Huntington School in Boston 
and attended Bowdoin for three years, 
from 1925 until 1928. He was for several 
years associated with the Retail Credit Co. 
of Boston and later owned camera shops 
in Quincy, Mass., and Scituate, Mass., 
where he specialized in flintlock arms. 

Mr. Stearns was a member of the Massa- 
chusetts Arms Collectors, the Company 
of Military Historians, the Bay Colony 
Weapons Collectors, the National Rifle As- 
sociation, and the New York State Antique 
Guns Association. He is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Pamela Noyes Stearns, whom 
he married in Chestnut Hill, Mass., on 
Oct. 22, 1932; a daughter, Mrs. John S. 
Halloran of Brookline, Mass.; a son, Gil- 
bert H. Stearns of Hopkinton, N. H.; his 
mother. Mrs. Flora D. Stearns of Scituate: 
a brother. Col. Lloyd W Stearns, USA 
Ret., of New York City; and four grand- 
children. His fraternity was Theta Delta 
Chi. 



Brenton W Roberts '29 

Brenton Wilsdon Roberts, who had been 
engaged in writing and public relations 
work for many years, died unexpectedly on 
Oct. 20, 1967, in Hartford, Conn. Born on 
Oct. 25, 1905, in Arlington, Mass., he pre- 
pared for college at the local high school 
and at the New Prep School. He was a 
writer of fiction for Macfadden Publica- 
tions until 1951, except for nearly four 
vears of active duty in the Navy in World 
War II, during which he attained the rank 
of lieutenant commander and served as ad- 
jutant to the executive officer of the ports 
of Bremen and Bremerhaven in occupied 
Germany. During the period 1951-58 he 
worked successively as manager of an 
Army and Air Force post exchange branch, 
as assistant manager of the Cape Codder 
Hotel, as a real estate broker, and as ex- 
ecutive clerk in the Falmouth (Mass.) as- 
sessors' office. In 1958 he accepted a posi- 
tion with Arthur E. Magher Co. of New 
York. Since 1963 he had lived and worked 
in the Hartford area. 

Mr. Roberts was a Falmouth Town 
Meeting Member for six years and was a 
director of the West Falmouth Library. 
He was the program director of Arlington 
Friends of the Drama in 1940 and had 
been a member of the Veterans of For- 
eign Wars, the Massachusetts Library 
Trustees Association, and the North Fal- 
mouth Community Association. He was 
married on Aug. 29, 1941, in Cambridge, 
Mass., to Miss Dorothy T Hamblin, who 
died in an automobile accident in 1962. 
Surviving are his second wife, Mrs. Hilda 
Wright Roberts, whom he married on Oct. 
1, 1966, in New York City; two sisters, 
Mrs. William Honiss of West Hartford, 
Conn., and Mrs. Robert Young of Stock- 
ton, N. J.; and two brothers, Philip Rob- 
erts of Durham, Conn., and C. Howard 



Roberts Jr. of Sandy Hook, Conn. His fra- 
ternity was Delta Upsilon. 



James A. Eastman '32 

James Alfred Eastman, a member of the 
staff at the New York Public Library for 
more than thirty years, died on Nov. 28, 
1967, in New York City. Born on Feb. 13, 
1910, in North Conway, N. H., he pre- 
pared for college at Kennett High School 
in Conway and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin cum laude in 1932 received 
a bachelor of science degree from Colum- 
bia University in 1935. In 1952 he was 
awarded a master of arts degree in English 
at Columbia. 

In 1935 Mr. Eastman joined the staff at 
the New York Public Library, where for 
many years he served as first assistant in 
the Information Division. He is survived 
by a sister, Mrs. June E. Craig of East 
Northport, N. Y. 



Barry Timson '32 

Barry Timson, business manager of the 
Park School in Brookline, Mass., died in 
Needham, Mass., on Oct. 12, 1967. Born 
on Dec. 9, 1911, in Hyde Park, Mass., he 
prepared for college at the local high 
school and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin cum laude in 1932 joined the 
wool firm of Beatty & Gorham, which 
later became Beatty & Hyde. He served as 
a director of the company for some years 
before leaving it in 1955 to become a 
housewares jobber. Since 1964 he had been 
business manager of the Park School. 

Mr. Timson was a member of Christ 
Episcopal Church in Needham and was 
also a member of the Republican Town 
Committee and the Town Finance Com- 
mittee in Needham for several years. Dur- 
ing World War II he served for two years 
in the Coast Guard Temporary Reserve, 
being discharged with the rank of ensign. 
A former member of the Needham Rotary 
Club, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Viola Klock Timson, whom he married in 
Hyde Park on Feb. 26, 1938; a son, Barry 
S. Timson '66 of Needham; and a daugh- 
ter, Miss Margot M. Timson, also of 
Needham. His fraternity was Alpha Tau 
Omega. 



W Holbrook Lowell Jr. '33 

Dr. William Holbrook Lowell Jr., a mem- 
ber of the staff of the Hartford Hospital in 
Connecticut since 1940, died there on Aug. 
26, 1967. Born in Winchester, Mass., on 
May 12, 1909, he prepared for college at 
the local high school and at the New Pre- 
paratory School in Cambridge, Mass., and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin 
entered Harvard Medical School, from 
which he received his M.D. degree in 1937. 
He interned at Hartford Hospital for two 
years and then was a resident in general 
medicine at Massachusetts General Hospi- 
tal during 1939-40. He joined the staff of 
Hartford Hospital in 1940 and served as. a 
major in the Army Air Forces Medical 
Corps during World War II, including a 
tour of duty in the China-Burma-India 
Theater of Operations. He earned the Sol- 
dier's Medal for heroism. He returned to 
Hartford in 1945 and had practiced there 
since that time. 



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Dr. Lowell was active in the Hartford 
Hospital's Department of Medicine and 
Hospital Affairs in teaching and consult- 
ing services. He was chief of one of the 
ward medical services from 1956 until 
1962 and secretary of the Medical Depart- 
ment for three years. In addition, he was 
a chief of medical services at the McCook 
Memorial Hospital for ten years and was 
chairman of the Advisory Committee to 
the State Board of Examiners for Nursing 
from 1963 to 1965. He and his wife played 
an important part in the establishment and 
development of the Connecticut Alumni 
Scholarship Fund at Bowdoin. A member 
of the Hartford County Medical Associa- 
tion, the Hartford Medical Society, and 
the American Medical Association, he is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Lydia Bartlett 
Lowell, whom he married on June 27, 
1936, in Burlington, Vt.; a son, Richard H. 
Lowell '61 of Augusta; three daughters, 
Mrs. W. David Usher of Wethersfield, 
Conn., Mrs. Richard Klor of Denver, 
Colo., and Mrs. Haydon Rochester of Bur- 
lington, Vt.; a sister, Mrs. Edward S. Staf- 
ford of Baltimore, Md.; and five grand- 
children. His fraternity was Zeta Psi. 



Samuel D. Brahms '34 

Samuel David Brahms, for many years a 
private tutor and educational counselor, 
died on Dec. 12, 1967, in Newton Centre, 
Mass. Born on Nov. 5, 1911, in Chelsea, 
Mass., he prepared for college at Revere 
(Mass). High School and was graduated 
from Bowdoin magna cum laude. He did 
graduate work at Harvard University in 
1934-35 and at Boston University in 1935- 
36 and then taught for several years at the 
Rockwood Park School in Jamaica Plain, 
Mass., before beginning his own tutorial 
service in the late 1930's. 

Mr. Brahms is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Barbara Robinson Brahms, whom he mar- 
ried in 1937; three sons, Capt. David M. 
Brahms of Honolulu, Hawaii, Paul J. 
Brahms of Brookline, Mass., and Thomas 
W. Brahms of Watertown, Mass.; a 
brother, Abraham B. Abramovitz '36 of 
Madison, Wis.; and four grandchildren. He 
was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. 



Gilbert C. Peterson '36 

Gilbert Chamberlain Peterson, chairman 
of Maine's Board of Motor Vehicle Dealers 
Registration, died unexpectedly on Oct. 15, 
1967, at his home in Fort Fairfield. Born 
on Feb. 26, 1914, in Fort Fairfield, he pre- 
pared for college at the local high school 
and at Hebron Academy. He attended 
Bowdoin from September 1932 until Feb- 
ruary 1933 and later attended Bryant and 
Stratton School in Boston. He was presi- 
dent of Peterson's Motor Mart, A. C. Pe- 
terson Inc., and Peterson's Equipment Co., 
was northern Maine Firestone distributor, 
and had been northern Maine consignee 
for Texas Inc. (Texaco), since 1943. He 
was also a member of the Advisory Coun- 
cil of the Northern National Bank. 

In 1966 Maine Governor John Reed ap- 
pointed Mr. Peterson chairman of a com- 
mittee to study Maine laws concerning the 
issuance of various types of motor vehicle 
dealer registration plates and to recom- 
mend improvements. A member of Rotary 
International, the Masons, the Elks Club 
of Perth, N.B., Canada, and the Fort 



Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, he was 
a former chairman of the Fort Fairfield 
Utilities Board, a member of the Fort 
Fairfield Planning Board, and vice presi- 
dent of the Fort Fairfield Sewer Co. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Gladys Dorsey 
Peterson, whom he married on Aug. 22, 
1940, in Fort Fairfield; a son, Fredrick E. 
Peterson II of Boston; three daughters, 
Mrs. Nancy P. Cummings of Valencia, 
Venezuela, Mrs. Sally P. MacKinnon of 
Forestdale, R. I., and Miss Kathy Peterson 
of Fort Fairfield; a sister, Mrs. Muriel P 
Murray of Scarborough; and two grand- 
children. His fraternity was Delta Upsilon. 



Cyrus S. Ching H'53 

Cyrus Stuart Ching, one of the nation's 
top labor relations experts, died on Dec. 
27, 1967, in Washington, D.C. Born on 
May 21, 1876, on Prince Edward Island, 
Canada, he attended Prince of Wales Col- 
lege there for three years, came to the 
United States in 1900, and went to work 
for the Boston Elevated Railway as a mo- 
torman. By 1912, when he received a bach- 
elor of laws degree from Northeastern 
University, he had become assistant to the 
president. In 1919 he joined the United 
States Rubber Co., which he served first 
as supervisor of industrial relations, until 
1929, and then as director of industrial 
and public relations. In 1947 he became 
the first director of the Federal Mediation 
and Conciliation Service, set up that year 
under the Taft-Hartley Act to help resolve 
labor disputes. He remained active as a 
labor relations consultant after retiring 
from that service in 1952 and was still in- 
volved in such activity at the time of his 
death. 

In 1941 President Roosevelt named Mr. 
Ching to the National Defense Mediation 
Board, and in 1953 President Eisenhower 
asked him to serve on the atomic energy 
labor management relations panel, of 
which he was chairman at his death. Dur- 
ing World War II he was chairman of the 
committee of the Office of Production 
Management in charge of converting the 
automotive industry to war production; 
was an industry member of the War Labor 
Board; and was a member of the advisory 
council on industrial relations of the Na- 
tional Industrial Conference Board and a 
member of the business advisory council 
of the American Management Association. 

Mr. Ching is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Mildred Vergosen Ching, whom he married 
on Nov. 10, 1943; and a sister, Mrs. Elsie 
Kidson of Prince Edward Island. He held 
honorary degrees from a number of insti- 
tutions, including Dartmouth, Northeast- 
ern, Temple, Colby, and Bowdoin. The 
citation read by President Coles at the 
commencement exercises in June 1953, 
when Bowdoin honored him with a doctor 
of laws degree, said in part, ". . . his sa- 
gacious yet homespun wisdom, his unprej- 
udiced optimism, and his persuasive ami- 
ability have been invaluable in the service 
of his adopted country in keeping its pro- 
ductivity always at its peak by bringing 
labor and management together. . . ." 



William F Gibbs H'55 

William Francis Gibbs, cofounder and 
president of Gibbs & Cox Inc., the naval 
engineering firm which built the SS United 



States and thousands of other ships, died 
in New York City on Sept. 6, 1967, fol- 
lowing a long illness. Born on Aug. 24, 
1886, in Philadelphia, he prepared for col- 
lege at the De Lancey School there and at- 
tended Harvard College from 1906 to 
1910. He was later made an honorary 
member of the Harvard Chapter of Phi 
Beta Kappa. In 1911 he entered Columbia 
Law School, from which he received a 
bachelor of laws degree in 1913. While at 
law school he did graduate work in eco- 
nomics, for which he received a master of 
arts degree, also in 1913. During World 
War I he was assistant to the chairman of 
the Shipping Control Committee of the 
General Staff of the Army. He was assis- 
tant to the chairman, U.S. Shipping Board, 
on the American Commission to Negotiate 
Peace. In 1919 he became chief of con- 
struction of the International Mercantile 
Marine Co. From 1922 until 1929 the firm 
of Gibbs Brothers Inc., organized at the re- 
quest of the federal government, super- 
vised the reconditioning of the SS Levia- 
than and various other large ships. 

In 1929 the firm of Gibbs & Cox Inc., 
the successor to Gibbs Brothers, was or- 
ganized to act as naval architects and ma- 
rine engineers. Beginning in 1933, the firm 
undertook the design and engineering of 
destroyers for the United States Navy, and 
in cooperation with the Navy brought 
about the development of high-pressure, 
high-temperature steam turbine machinery, 
with exceptional increases in efficiency. 
This advanced design of machinery was 
later adopted for the entire fleet of battle- 
ships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, and de- 
stroyers. Before our entry into World War 
II the firm developed the working drawings 
for light cruisers, ice breakers, and Army 
transports. By the end of World War II 
the firm had procured materials valued in 
excess of $2 billion and had directed the 
preparation of working plans of more than 
60 percent of all ships of major size, except 
battleships and submarines, constructed in 
American shipyards and Navy Yards dur- 
ing the war. During World War II between 
5,000 and 6,000 ships of major size were 
built to plans produced by Mr. Gibbs' 
firm. 

During World War II he became con- 
troller of shipbuilding for the War Pro- 
duction Board and later chairman of the 
Combined Shipbuilding Committee (Stan- 
dardization of Design) of the Combined 
Chiefs of Staff. He was also special assis- 
tant to the director of the Office of War 
Mobilization. In 1946 he undertook the 
design of the United States, the construc- 
tion of which was completed in 1952. On 
its maiden voyage both the eastbound and 
westbound trans-Atlantic records were 
broken — the first time in nearly a century 
that an American ship had captured the 
Blue Ribband of the North Atlantic. 

Gibbs & Cox Inc. has continued the de- 
sign and preparation of working plans for 
various types of naval vessels, including 
the latest destroyers and frigates for 
launching missiles. In addition, various 
merchant ship designs have been devel- 
oped. Mr. Gibbs designed the highly suc- 
cessful Super Pumper for the New York 
City Fire Department. It can draw water 
from as far as a mile away from a fire 
and shoot a stream seventy-four floors 
high. 

Mr. Gibhs received an honorary doctor 
of science degree from Bowdoin in June 
1955, as well as honorary degrees from 



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Stevens Institute of Technology, Harvard 
University, and New York University. He 
was the recipient of various awards, includ- 
ing the American Design Award; the David 
W. Taylor Gold Medal, the highest award 
given by the Society of Naval Architects 
and Marine Engineers; the Presidential 
Award of Certificate of Merit; the Holland 
Society Distinguished Achievement Gold 
Medal; the National Defense Transporta- 
tion Award; the Franklin Institute Gold 
Medal; the Elmer A. Sperry Award; the 
Michael Pupin Medal of the Columbia 
Engineering Alumni Association; the Allied 
Professions Medal of the American Insti- 
tute of Architects; the Virginia Museum of 
Fine Arts Award; the United Seamen's 
Service W. S. Newell Memorial Award; 
and the Military Order of the World Wars 
Citation for distinguished and exceptional 
service. 

Mr. Gibbs was an honorary member of 
the American Society of Mechanical En- 
gineers and the Society of Naval Architects 
and Marine Engineers, and a member of 
numerous scientific societies, among them 
the National Academy of Sciences of the 
United States; American Philosophical So- 
ciety; Benjamin Franklin Fellow, the Royal 
Society of Arts (England); Associate Fel- 
low, Institute of Aeronautical Sciences; 
Institution of Naval Architects (London); 
North East Coast Institute of Engineers 
and Shipbuilders (England); National 
Academy of Engineering; and the New 
York Bar Association. 

Mr. Gibbs is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Vera Cravath Larkin Gibbs, whom he mar- 
ried in 1927; two sons, Francis C. Gibbs 
and Christopher L. Gibbs; a stepson, Ad- 
rian C. Larkin; a brother, Frederic Gibbs; 
and two grandchildren. 



Alan T Waterman H'58 

Alan Tower Waterman, the first director 
of the National Science Foundation, died 
on Nov. 30, 1967, in Bethesda, Md. Born 
on June 4, 1892, in Cornwall-on-Hudson, 
N. Y., he was graduated from Princeton 
University in 1913 and went on to receive 
master of arts and doctor of philosophy 
degrees there in 1914 and 1916. He taught 
physics for a year at the University of Cin- 
cinnati and then from 1919 until 1941 was 
a member of the Department of Physics 
at Yale University. In 1927-28 he was a 
National Research Fellow in Physics at 
King's College in London, England. From 
1946 until 1951 he was deputy chief and 
then chief scientist of the Office of Naval 
Research, and from 1951 until his retire- 
ment in 1963 he was director of the Na- 
tional Science Foundation. 

During World War I Dr. Waterman 
served as a first lieutenant in the Army 
Signal Corps, and during World War II 
he was first with the National Defense Re- 
search Committee and then served as depu- 
ty chief and chief of the Office of Field 
Service of the Office of Scientific Research 
and Development. In 1963 President John 
F Kennedy selected him as one of thirty- 
one Americans and foreigners to receive 
the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the 
highest civilian award a chief executive 
can bestow in time of peace. He had also 
been the recipient of the Capt. Robert 
Dexter Conrad Award, the Public Welfare 
Medal of the National Academy of Sci- 
ence, and the Procter Prize of the Scientif- 
ic Research Society of America. Last Oc- 



tober he received the Karl Compton Award 
of the American Physical Society. 

Dr. Waterman was a past president of the 
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 
which he had also served as chairman of 
the board. In addition, he had been a trus- 
tee of Atoms for Peace Awards, a consul- 
tant to the President's Scientific Advisory 
Committee, and a member of the National 
Aeronautics and Space Council, the Feder- 
al Council for Science and Technology, 
and the Defense Science Board. Many in- 
stitutions had awarded him honorary de- 
grees, among them Bowdoin, Tufts, North- 
eastern, American University, University 
of Michigan, University of California at 
Berkeley, Michigan State University, the 
Rockefeller Institute, Notre Dame, and the 
University of Southern California. 

Dr. Waterman is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Mary Mallon Waterman, whom he 
married on Aug. 28, 1917; three sons, 
Alan T Waterman Jr., Neil J. Waterman, 
and Guy van Vorst Waterman; two daugh- 
ters, Mrs. Barbara W Carney and Mrs. 
Anne W Cooley; sixteen grandchildren; 
and three great-grandchildren. He was a 
member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. 

The citation which President Coles read 
at the commencement exercises in June of 
1958, when Bowdoin conferred an honor- 
ary doctor of science degree upon Dr. 
Waterman, said in part, ". . . scientist and 
scientific administrator par excellence. . . . 
As a qualified Maine Guide, he skillfully 
threads his way down the trails and tur- 
bulent streams of the Allagash region; so 
does he forthrightly guide the complex 
course of our nation's many-faceted scien- 
tific program. His researches concerned 
with the electrical properties which stabi- 
lize solids, his own solid qualities now sta- 
bilize us in this electrifying nuclear age." 




Allen R. Loane '63 

Marine 2nd Lt. Allen Robert Loane died 
at the Naval Hospital in Da Nang, South 
Vietnam, on Sept. 27, 1967, of spinal men- 
ingitis, contracted following serious wounds 
received on Sept. 4. He was the second 
Bowdoin man to be killed in the fighting 
there, following the death of Army 1st Lt. 
Curtis E. Chase '65 on May 6, 1967. Born 
on July 6, 1941, in Boston, he prepared for 
college at Natick (Mass.) High School, 
where he was a member of the Student 
Council for three years, was president of 
the Class of 1959 for one year, played 



basketball and baseball for four years and 
football for one year, and served as vice 
president of the N-Club, made up of var- 
sity letter winners. He was co-captain of 
the basketball team his senior year and was 
selected the most valuable player in the 
Bay State Basketball League. He was also 
a member of the Congregational Church 
Youth Group. 

Lieutenant Loane entered Bowdoin as the 
recipient of an Alumni Fund Scholarship 
in September 1959. He was steward and 
vice president of Sigma Nu Fraternity, 
wrote for the Orient, and was a member 
of the varsity basketball team for three 
years. In his senior year Bowdoin won its 
first Maine State Series championship in 
history, and he was one of its leading 
scorers and playmakers. He was named to 
the All-Maine team that season and won 
honorable mention on the Associated Press 
and United Press International All-New 
England teams. He scored 236 points for 
Bowdoin in the 1961-62 season and 200 
points in 1962-63. His coach, Ray Bick- 
nell, said of him at that time, "Al is as 
good a small man as I've ever had the 
privilege of coaching. He drives and shoots 
well, but his passing is exceptional." 

Following his graduation from Bowdoin, 
Lieutenant Loane was a member of the 
advertising and editorial staffs of the Na- 
tick Suburban Press and Recorder. He also 
became interested in politics and took an 
active part in Republican affairs in the Na- 
tick area. In December 1966 he completed 
the Marine Officer Candidate School at 
Quantico, Va., and was commissioned a 
second lieutenant. In June 1967 he was 
sent to Vietnam, where he served as an 
infantry platoon leader with the First Bat- 
talion of the Fifth Marines. Surviving are 
his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. 
Bruce Loane of Natick; and a brother, Jeff- 
rey Loane of Danville, Ky. 

Acting President Athern P. Daggett '25 
conducted a service in his memory at the 
College on Oct. 4. 




Robert W Boyd '6b 

Army 1st Lt. Robert White Boyd died in 
Vietnam on Oct. 13, 1967. Born on Nov. 
3, 1943, in Durham, N. C, he prepared 
for college at North Yarmouth Academy 
in Maine and at Yarmouth High School. 
During his years at these schools, he won 
letters in four sports — track, basketball, 
baseball, and soccer — and served as cap- 



52 



tain of the soccer and basketball teams. 
He was president of the Student Council 
at Yarmouth, was a delegate to Dirigo 
Boys' State, and was elected a member of 
the National Honor Society. He also re- 
ceived the Outstanding Student-Athlete 
Award and delivered an honor essay upon 
his graduation from Yarmouth High 
School. 

At Bowdoin Lieutenant Boyd joined 
Zeta Psi Fraternity, which he served as 
rushing chairman and as a member of the 
Supreme Council. He earned his class nu- 
merals as a freshman in basketball and 
golf, and took part in interfraternity ath- 
letics. A Dean's List student, he was a 
cheerleader as a junior and senior and 
served as vice president of the Student 
Council in his senior year. He received 
the Horace Lord Piper Prize, awarded to 
that member of the sophomore class who 
presents the best "original paper on the 
subject calculated to promote the attain- 
ment and maintenance of peace throughout 
the world, or on some other subject devoted 
to the welfare of humanity." His paper 
was entitled "Southern Rhodesia: An His- 
torical Legacy of Racial Conflict." 

Lieutenant Boyd was a member of the 
Battalion Staff in the Reserve Officers 
Training Corps unit at Bowdoin and in the 
fall of his senior year was named a Dis- 
tinguished Military Student. At the annual 
review in May 1966 he received the Ameri- 
can Legion Award, presented to an out- 
standing ROTC senior for military excel- 
lence. When he was commissioned a second 
lieutenant in the Army Reserve at his 
graduation in June 1966, he was named a 
Distinguished Military Graduate. He was 
called to active duty in the Army in July 
1966 and took courses at Fort Benning, 
Ga., and Fort Holabird, Md., before being 
sent to Vietnam in January of this year. 
There he served as a member of Advisory 
Team Number 70 until his death in action. 
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Richard M. Boyd '33 of Yarmouth; two 
brothers, R. Bruce Boyd, who is stationed 
overseas with the Army Air Force, and J. 
David Boyd of Yarmouth; two sisters, 
Caroline M. Boyd, who is a student at Bos- 
ton University, and Deborah A. Boyd of 
Yarmouth; and his grandfather, John H. 
White of Elizabeth, N. J. 

The third Bowdoin alumnus killed in the 
fighting in Vietnam this year, Lieutenant 
Boyd was remembered in a service con- 
ducted by Ernst C. Helmreich, Thomas 
Brackett Reed professor of history and 
political science, in the Chapel on Oct. 19. 
On Jan. 8 a second service was held in the 
Chapel, at which he was posthumously 
awarded the Silver Star and the Purple 
Heart. The medals were accepted by his 
parents. 



John J. Magee Faculty 

John Joseph Magee, director of track and 
field athletics, emeritus, died on Jan. 1, 
1968, in a Brunswick hospital. Born on 
Jan. 12, 1883, in Newark, N.J., he grew 
up in Boston and coached at the Powder 
Point School in Duxbury, Mass., for two 
vears before becoming coach of track at 
Bowdoin in the fall of 1913. In 1925 he 
was named director of track and field 
athletics, a position which he held until 
his retirement in June 1955. During his 
42-vear tenure his Bowdoin teams won 20 
Maine state championships in 38 years of 




competition, including nine in a row just 
after World War I, a record that remains 
unbroken today. In addition, Magee- 
coached squads won the New Englands 
four times— in 1923, 1925, 1934, and 
1950. He was an Olympic coach in 1920, 
1924, 1928, and 1932. In 1936 he refused 
to accept the position of first assistant 
coach because he did not believe that the 
meet should be held in Nazi Germany. A 
number of times in the 1930's he took 
American track teams to Europe and the 
Far East to compete in meets. 

An internationally known figure, Mr. 
Magee was elected to the Helms Founda- 
tion" Hall of Fame in 1949. For many years 
he was a member of the Maine State 
Boxing Commission. Both at Bowdoin and 
as an Olympic coach, he developed and 
trained some of the best track men the 
world has ever known, especially in the 
running events, the hurdles, the 16 pound 
hammer throw, and the 35 pound weight 
throw. In 1924 Fred Tootell '23 won the 
hammer at the Olympics in Paris. In 
the spring of 1960, at the age of 77, Mr. 
Magee came out of retirement to coach at 
Bowdoin again, when his successor, Frank 
Sabasteanski '41, was invited to take a 
team to the Near East. 

Mr. Magee had served as president of 
the Association of Collegiate Track 
Coaches of America and as a vice president 
of the Amateur Athletic Union of the 
United States. In 1962 he received the 
Veteran's Award of the AAU, presented 
to him at that group's diamond jubilee 
convention. He was a co-founder of the 
Maine AAU and had served as its presi- 
dent for several terms. He had also been 
a member of the Advisory Board of the 
New England Intercollegiate Athletic As- 
sociation. Bowdoin honored him on nu- 
merous occasions, most recently last Oct. 
28, when he was a guest at ceremonies 
dedicating the training room in the New 
Gymnasium in his honor. As early as 1917 
undergraduates presented him a cup for 
faithful and effective service. In 1923 
Portland alumni gave him a cup for win- 
ning five straight Maine state titles. On 
his 25th Bowdoin anniversary he was 
honored by Portland, Boston, and New 
York alumni and was given a testimonial 
banquet by the Brunswick Lions Club. In 
1964 he was elected an honorary member 
of the Bowdoin College Alumni Associa- 
tion. The Bowdoin Bugle was dedicated 
to him twice, in 1938 and 1956. 



During World War I Mr. Magee served 
overseas in France for three months as an 
athletic director for the YMCA and then 
for more than six months was director of 
athletics for the United States Navy's 
First District. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Gladys Thornton Magee, whom he 
married in May 1911 in Boston; and two 
daughters, Mrs. Glenn P. Shaw of Bruns- 
wick and Mrs. Walter Johnson of Port- 
land. 

On January 12, which would have been 
Mr. Magee's 85th birthday, his successor 
as coach of track, Frank Sabasteanski '41, 
delivered a memorial address at a service 
in the Chapel. Parts of that address are 
given below: 

"He was an official at important meets 
all over this country and abroad. Until 
last year he had been an official at every 
Boston Marathon since its inception. He 
was the founder of the Cathedral Ten 
Mile Road Race in Boston, the oldest road 
race in America still in existence. He 
was the founder and director of the famed 
Bowdoin Interscholastics. 

"Jack's abilities and interests were 
widespread. His first interest was all ama- 
teur sports, and the Amateur Athletic 
Union was his great love. At one time or 
another he coached football, basketball, 
and boxing, and he was the first trainer 
Bowdoin ever had. 

"For a man with little formal schooling, 
Jack made remarkable progress in his 
chosen profession. His constant search for 
better ways of training track men, better 
equipment, and the improvement of the 
sport were recognized early by his col- 
leagues. This was reflected by rule and 
equipment changes which were adopted 
through his efforts. 

"Jack was also a hard working and 
loyal worker for the College. His first 
duty was to the men in his care. Next he 
was a great friend of all alumni, first 
through the attention he gave them as 
undergraduates and then by means of his 
remarkable ability to remember alumni 
years after college and to relate in detail 
their class, fraternity, and some athletic 
exploit in which he, the alumnus, was the 
hero. 

"But, above all, Jack conducted himself 
as the representative of Bowdoin College, 
a noble institution for which he held the 
highest regard. He also saw to it that his 
teams acted the same way. 

"Above his professionalism as a coach, 
loyalty to the College, and national and 
international prominence was his ability to 
handle his men. All of the old cliches 
about development of character, competi- 
tive spirit, and so forth originated with 
him. He was a realist and a practicing psy- 
chologist. Many a young man found him- 
self while competing for Bowdoin under 
Jack, because Jack to the nth degree saw 
potential and brought it out. Many an 
alumnus has said that Jack got him to 
do things that he never believed he could 
do. Jack taught them what competition and 
life are really all about. 

"That's the way Jack talked, that's the 
way he lived, and that's the way he died. 

"Jack's influence has rubbed off on liter- 
ally hundreds of men. These men and the 
College have never had a finer teacher. 
These men are better men today because 
of him. His work is done, but his influ- 
ence will remain for years to come. 

"May he rest in peace." 



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SPRING 



College Policy and the Negro: Discussion from a BUCRO Conference / Senator McCarthy Opens Institute 




Letters 



Brickbat . . . 

Sirs: Anent the new "format" of the 
Alumnus: I think I preferred it as it used 
to be. So many of your feature articles (as 
on the war on poverty, etc.) make it now 
resemble more the Atlantic Monthly than 
a college alumni magazine! I also like the 
Atlantic — but each in its place. 

Re: the fraternity situation. I could not 
agree more heartily with your recent cor- 
respondent who deplored the rushing of 
freshmen in their first few days at Bow- 
doin. I think that is a big mistake. One of 
the reasons I transferred to Brown in 1930 
was dissatisfaction with the fraternity situ- 
ation. Rushing at Brown does not occur 
before the second semester (or did not 
then; I think it is the sophomore year 
now). This is really a much more health- 
ful situation. If you ever consider changing 
your Senior Center plan, how about reserv- 
ing it, at least to some extent, for fresh- 
men, leaving the seniors to choose between 
your now most attractive dormitories and 
the fraternities? I'd like to see this idea 
batted around. 

Davis P. Low '33 
Brockton, Mass. 

. . . and Bouquet 

Sirs: Congratulations to all those respon- 
sible for the metamorphosis of the 
Alumnus. Over the past two years I have 
watched with great admiration the emer- 
gence of its brave new face and hope the 
magazine will continue to broaden its cov- 
erage of all the important matters involving 
the college community. 

Undoubtedly there are those who oppose 
the conclusions drawn by various groups 
or individuals in or affiliated with the 
College whose views and activities are 
reported. That is good. The point is that 
these matters are part of the College and 
must be reported to give the alumni a true 
picture, of the whole institution. At the 
same time it should be remembered that 
no one specific group, idea or concern 
necessarily represents the official college. 

If there is one official position a good 
liberal arts college should take it is to 
promote academic freedom, and to en- 
courage discussion and concern for the 
important issues of our time. The contents 
of our college magazine are proof that 
Bowdoin fulfills that function better than 
ever. I am pleased! 

Arthur D. Dolloff '47 

Brunswick 

Coeducation 

Sirs: Although some of the ideas ex- 
pressed in Professor Mitchell's article "Bet- 
ter Coed Than Dead" [Winter Alumnus] 
have merit in my opinion, I must reject its 
essential points. 

It is quite appropriate that his article on 
coeducation leads him to discuss the status 
of mathematics instruction today, for with 
him 1 feel they are entwined, though for 
opposite reasons. 

The chief reason for the restlessness of 
youth at Bowdoin and other colleges today 



insofar as it emanates from academic 
causes is the decline of good teaching. Stu- 
dent protest movements would not take 
the disruptive forms they have if the teach- 
ers were closer to and genuinely concerned 
about their students. A student would be 
less likely to dress objectionably and act 
arrogantly if he thought his professors were 
studying him. He would also acquire 
greater motivation if he could see his pro- 
fessor wholeheartedly espousing causes and 
simultaneously limiting his words and ac- 
tions within dignified bounds as is demand- 
ed in a nonacademic environment. In this 
respect. Professor Mitchell's article tends 
to be somewhat divisive. 

Unfortunately, some of the pressures on 
the faculty, such as teaching full-time and 
being expected to publish, work against 
good teaching. It is sad to say how little 
good teaching counts in faculty advance- 
ment. This is a good example of how hu- 
man values are being sacrificed in our 
schools and nation. As the Editorial Proj- 
ects for Education report of three years 
ago states about modern students, "Piqued 
by apparent adult indifference and cut off 
from regular contacts with grown-up di- 
lemmas, they tend to become more out- 
spoken, more irresponsible, more indepen- 
dent." 

Another cause for student restlessness 
well typified in the mathematics area but 
not restricted to it is the overindulgence of 
faculty people in the delights of theory. 
Mathematics instruction in the last ten 
years has been so highly purified and pyra- 
mided that it is ever more being studied 
for its own sake without the least interest 
in its ultimate usefulness. Homological al- 
gebra, for example, has great beauty to 
Professor Mitchell but its "applications" 
are to other pure areas and so down the 
pyramid. The practical base is so far re- 
moved that, were it known, it is not even 
mentioned. Too often the professor's mo- 
tivation does not rise from usefulness but 
from publishing, beauty, cleverness, and 
impressing others. Students for the most 
part are obviously uninterested and con- 
sequently do not do well. In this respect, 
his statement, "There are, however, mem- 
bers of the Bowdoin faculty who find that 
they are not getting enough strong students 
to make their teaching worthwhile," is 
quite misleading. Too often the young fa- 
culty member today wants the advantages 
of the academic life without the responsi- 
bilities of preparing good lectures, helping 
students, attending meetings, etc. For the 
mundane chores they seem to have sub- 
stituted controversy. Of mathematicians in 
particular, one is reminded of Gulliver's 
report of his visit among the Laputans: 
"They are very bad reasoners, and ve- 
hemently given to opposition, unless when 
they happen to be of the right opinion, 
which is seldom their case." 

Coeducation is an irrelevant direction to 
travel in seeking answers to these underly- 
ing problems of restlessness. 

Philip E. Shakir '56 
West Roxhury, Mass. 

Sirs: I would like to congratulate Pro- 
fessor Mitchell on his article. I wish to 
record my support for most of the views 
he put forward. If administratively feasible, 
I would like to see Bowdoin coed. 

Professor Mitchell's comment on the 
"criterion for determining the quality of a 
college student at the outset" was cryptic 
but perhaps meant that Harvard was mak- 



ing the skilled selection and we were get- 
ting the leftovers. (Alternatively, Bowdoin's 
Admissions Office is pictured as having 
negative skill, and he should have said: 
"If I am right, then I would like to recom- 
mend. . . .") It must be recognized, how- 
ever, that quality of the student body is 
not wholly due to the selection by the Ad- 
missions Office, but reflects self-appraisal 
by prospective applicants who aim for 
what they think they can attain. The in- 
dividual's private self-assessment may be 
far more perceptive and honest than the 
representations recorded on his application. 
(JFK's attendance at Harvard was more 
his decision than that of the Bowdoin 
Admissions Office.) 

Gingerly, 1 also extend support to the 
movement to eliminate fraternities. In col- 
lege I was inclined to be reticent and in- 
troverted. While this was my own problem 
which I brought to the college, it was fos- 
tered by the fraternity system. It continues 
to amaze me how few of my classmates 
I know. 

Furthermore, I sec no virtue in small- 
ness. If the College can enlarge its student 
body without a deterioration in quality, so 
much the better. 

William E. Clark '54 
Bolton, Conn. 

Sirs: Professor Mitchell's immediate sug- 
gestions seem so reasonable that I've mar- 
velled for twenty years that some such 
program was not laid on. I'm happy to see 
the point so ably argued. 

However. I question whether a man who 
thinks it proper to deliver courses that 99 
percent of his students (who might be bril- 
liant historians) cannot follow is doing his 
duty by Bowdoin or any other college deal- 
ing with random undergraduates. 

Unless I'm much mistaken, the main 
purpose of mass bachelor degrees is thai 
the mass of the voters should neither be 
awed by nor hostile to the academic com- 
munity. It's not necessary to that end that 
they learn much math, but since they are 
there and he is there, I would think better 
of the professor if he studied how to im- 
part some sound mathematics to that vast 
majority of his students who can't or won't 
learn as much as he would like them to 
learn. 

Philip C. Bolger '49 
Gloucester, Mass. 

Sirs: I read with great interest Professor 
Mitchell's article. It is comforting to know 
that since I graduated from Bowdoin the 
atmosphere at alma mater has not become 
"monastic." and that the students still blast 
rock 'n' roll across the campus with their 
amplifiers. Surely this is one of Bowdoin's 
most harmless traditions, and there seems 
little danger of its becoming extinct. One 
tradition, however, which does appear to 
be in danger is Bowdoin's tradition as an 
all-male college. In my opinion, the shift 
to coeducation would be a most regrettable 
change. 

I cannot agree with Professor Mitchell's 
statement that the problem of excessive 
drinking during the week by a hard core 
of students "would be solved immediately 
by the creation of a sister college in the 
neighborhood of Bowdoin." Since college 
students will drink as much as they like, 
whenever and wherever they like, the best 
solution to the problem, if one is necessary, 
is not coeducation but prohibition. 
(Continued on page 19) 



BOWDOIN 
ALUMNUS 



Volume 42 



Spring 1968 



Number 3 



Editor, Edward Born '57. Associate Editors, 
Robert M. Cross '45, Glenn K. Richards '60. 
Assistants, Edith E. Lyon, Dorothy E. 
Weeks, Mary M. Robinson. 



The Alumni Council 

President, Roscoe C. Ingalls Jr. '43; Vice 
President, Leonard W. Cronkhite Jr. '41; 
Secretary, Glenn K. Richards '60; Treasurer, 
Glenn R. Mclntire '25. Members-at-Large: 
1968: F. Erwin Cousins '24, Richard C. 
Bechtel '36, Jeffrey J. Carre '40; Roscoe C. 
Ingalls Jr. "43; 1969: Stephen F. Leo '32, 
Donald F. Barnes '35, Leonard W. Cronk- 
hite Jr. '41, Willard B. Arnold III '51; 
1970: Kenneth W. Sewall '29, Lawrence 
Dana '35, William S. Burton '37, C. Nelson 
Corey '39; 1971: Malcolm E. Morrell '24, 
Arthur W. Keylor '42, John F. Magee '47, 
William D. Ireland Jr. '49. Faculty Mem- 
ber: Nathan Dane II '37. Other Council 
members are the representatives of recog- 
nized local alumni clubs and the editor of 
the Bowdoin Alumnus. 



In This Issue 

2 College Policy and the Negro 

Bowdoin, like many colleges, has been doing some soul- 
searching this year. With an assist from the undergraduates 
who are members of Bowdoin Undergraduate Civil Rights 
Organization, it has started to confront the issues of Negro- 
student recruitment and compensatory education— as this 
discussion from a BUCRO-sponsored conference reveals. 

10 McCarthy Opens Institute 

The Minnesota Senator, fresh from his primary "win" in 
New Hampshire, added a touch of excitement to the 1968 
Biennial Institute, "Black Africa: A New Beginning." 

12 Paperbacks: $100 Understanding Revisited 

Richard Harwell 

Looking for something good to read in an inexpensive pa- 
perback edition? It's probably on the Bowdoin Librarian's 
list of recommended books. 

18 On Campus 



The Alumni Fund 

Chairman, Lewis V. Vafiades '42; Vice 
Chairman, Gordon C. Knight '32; Secretary, 
Robert M. Cross '45. Directors: 1968: Lewis 
V. Vafiades '42; 1969: Gordon C. Knight 
'32; 1970: L. Robert Porteous Jr. '46; 1971: 
Albert F. Lilley '54; 1972: James M. Fawcett 
III '58. 



19 Alumni Clubs & Class News 



34 In Memory 



The opinions expressed in the Bowdoin Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. 

Member of the American Alumni Council 
The Bowdoin Alumnus: published quarterly by 
Bowdoin College. Office of publication: Hawthorne- 
Longfellow Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 
Maine 04011. Second-class postage paid at Bruns- 
wick, Maine. 




Cover: Detail from an oil sketch on paper 
(shown full at left) by Thomas B. Cornell, as- 
sistant professor of art. 



The Negro 





What white Americans have 
never fully understood — but 
what the Negro can never forget 
— is that white society is deeply 
implicated in the ghetto. White 
institutions created it, white 
institutions maintain it, and white 
society condones it. 

It is time now to turn with all the 
purpose at our command to the 
major unfinished business of this 
nation. It is time to adopt strat- 
egies for action that will produce 
quick and visible progress. It is 
time to make good the promises 
of American democracy to all 
citizens 

— Riot Commission Report 



One of the most vital groups on the campus 
is the Bowdoin Undergraduate Civil Rights 
Organization. For the past four years its mem- 
bers, white and black, have recruited black 
students for Bowdoin. They have gone to the 
rural South and to the ghettos of our cities, 
from Atlanta to Roxbury, St. Louis to Harlem. 
Their work has aroused the conscience of 
the College and has begun to convince it that 
without an adequate number of black 
students for him to encounter the white student 
at Bowdoin receives an incomplete education. 

A lack of scholarship funds hampered the 

students' efforts, but a breakthrough occurred 

last year when, with the support of the College, 

Anthony L. Moulton '67 presented to the Rockefeller 

Foundation a proposal which resulted in 

a grant of $150,000 for student aid. With part of 

this money and some of its own, Bowdoin enrolled 

eight American black students in the Class of 

1971. It has admitted fifteen in the 

Class of 1972. Now BUCRO and the Student Council 

have joined together to raise $50,000 to endow 

two $1 ,000 scholarships in memory of the Rev. Martin 

Luther King Jr. 

While continuing to recruit, BUCRO decided this 
year to examine how Bowdoin might best educate 
black students once they are here. Given the 
handicaps under which some black students operate 
before coming to Bowdoin, is some form of com- 
pensatory education necessary? Ought courses in 
the urban crisis and in black history, art and 
literature — to name a few — be introduced with an 
eye toward instilling racial pride in black 
students and of affording whites an appreciation 
of the contributions Negroes have made to 
this nation? With these and other questions 
in mind, it sponsored in February a two-day 
conference, "College Policy and the Negro." 
Students, faculty members, and administrators 
from as far away as Princeton, Rutgers, and 
Mount Holyoke attended. On the following pages 
is an edited version of one of the discussions. 



discussants: 

Athern P. Daggett '25 
Acting President 

Jerry Wayne Brown 
Dean of Students 

Ulysses G. Shelton Jr. 

Director, Boston College Upward Bound 

Richard W. Moll 
Director of Admissions 

Reed A. Winston '68 

Nathaniel B. Harrison '68 
Moderator 




OTHER DISCUSSIONS: 

"Public Education, the Negro, 
and the College I." Thomas B. Cornell, 
assistant professor of art. Daniel 
Levine, associate professor of history. 
Edward B. Minister, assistant 
professor of sociology. Alan Gartner, 
executive director, Economic 
Opportunity Council of Suffolk Inc., 
Suffolk County, N.Y. Doris C. Davis, 
executive director, Bowdoin Upward 
Bound. Robert C. Johnson Jr. '71. 
Reed A. Winston '68, moderator. 

"Public Education, the Negro, 

and the College II." Paul V. Hazelton 

'42, professor of education. 

A. LeRoy Greason Jr., dean of the 

college. John C. Donovan, professor 

of government. Faye Edwards, East 

Harlem Parish. Robert V. Teague, 

project officer, Economic Development 

Administration, U.S. Department of 

Commerce. Ronald L. Hines '71. 

Robert F. Seibel '68, moderator. 



SPEAKERS: 

Virgil H. Logan Jr. '69, chairman, 
BUCRO, "College Policy and the 
Negro." Thomas E. Hawkins, dean of 
men, Hampton Institute, "A Strategy 
for Black Students in a Deceptive 
Society." Alexander J. Allen, Eastern 
Region director, National Urban 
League, "The Role of the Responsible 
Citizen in Today's Racial Crisis." 
Floyd B. McKissick, national director, 
Congress of Racial Equality, "Black 
Power: A Pragmatic Definition." 



Harrison: Mr. Shelton, you are working with urban stu- 
dents — you know what they lack, what they have, what 
they can give to colleges like Bowdoin. How should 
Bowdoin reconstruct its curriculum to accommodate this 
type of student? 

shelton: Of course to restrict myself to Bowdoin would 
presuppose a great deal of information which I do not 
currently have. There are, however, a number of general 
approaches to the urban-centered population and specifi- 
cally to the urban-centered Negro population to which a 
college like Bowdoin might address itself. 

First, if Bowdoin is interested in educating more Negro 
students than it presently is, this interest should be pub- 
licized throughout the country in order to get a response 
from the type of student whom it is seeking. Students are 
frequently unsure about approaching particular institu- 
tions. They hear about these colleges, but their usual 
response is, "I don't think I can make it there. I under- 
stand the standards are very high — everybody there gets 
not less than 700 on the College Boards." These students 
have to be informed about the opportunities available 
to them, about the financial aid they can receive. 

Rather than doing this through general advertising, 
colleges intent upon admitting more Negro students ought 
to set up channeling committees — that is, they ought to 
select people from various social and civic agencies with- 
in individual communities. These should be people who 
would actively seek students who might have the potential 
for success in college. And here we must make a distinc- 
tion between students who have the potential for success 
and students who have clearly demonstrated — by their 
College Board scores, grades, and rank in class — that 
they can operate in the college environment. 

There are many students who have the ability to ma- 
triculate at a particular university provided they are given 
certain assurances, such as constant tutoring by upper- 
classmen or graduate students, or a series of courses to 
which they could be steered and to which other students 
could also be steered. I have in mind a course in black 
history, or a course in black literature, or even a course 
in ethnopsychology which might incorporate sensitivity 
training. These courses would be open to all students. 
One of them could be made a part of the general distribu- 
tion requirement. This kind of approach would result in 
a greater number of eligible Negro students. 
Harrison: Mr. Shelton, you mentioned that one of the 
things that has to be done is to reduce the fears that 
these students have of the college application process. 




BUCRO has been attempting to do this during the last 
few years. We have been trying to tell urban students that 
the college application process is not a long, mysterious, 
difficult task — that it is relatively simple. I wonder, Mr. 
Winston, if you would explain some of the recruiting that 
BUCRO has been doing in Washington, Boston, and 
elsewhere. 

winston: BUCRO's first attempt to recruit Negro stu- 
dents was in the spring of 1964. Three teams consisting 
of seven undergraduate members of BUCRO and a 
fourth team of two Bowdoin students who were on the 
Bowdoin-Morehouse exchange visited sixty-five high 
schools in the South and Middle West. They interviewed 
214 students. In that group were twenty-nine seniors who 
wanted to apply to Bowdoin for admission in the fall 
even though it was past Bowdoin's application deadline. 
The Admissions Office reviewed their qualifications and 
selected fourteen who appeared to be reasonable candi- 
dates. President Coles said the fourteen could apply pro- 
vided they had no prior commitment for admission and 
financial aid to a comparable college. Of the fourteen we 
encouraged to apply ten did. Bowdoin admitted three — 
lack of adequate financial aid funds was the limiting fac- 
tor. There were three other highly qualified students in 
the group, two of whom were accepted by Oberlin on 
the recommendation of the Bowdoin Admissions Office. 

After following similar procedures in the spring of 
1965 we took a different tack during the 1966 spring 
vacation. That year we tried to encourage students who 
were in junior high and the first two years of high school 
— girls included — by acquainting them with the opportu- 
nities for higher education in the Northeast. We rented a 
film, How to Choose a College, from Guidance Associates 
and got free use of films of Trinity, Cornell, Carnegie 
Tech, and Connecticut College, and of Bowdoin's slides. 
Louisville, Memphis, Richmond, and Washington were 
the principal targets of the BUCRO members. I was in 
Atlanta on the Morehouse exchange and did some re- 
cruiting there. All told, we spoke to more than 1,000 
pupils, but we'll never know how effective we were. Some 
of them are still in high school. 

Last year we went back to our earlier program and 
recruited in New York, Hartford, Providence, and Bos- 
ton, among other places. We began during the Christmas 
vacation and did a follow-up in the spring. We also had 
a subfreshman weekend and received some financial help 
from the Admissions Office. The biggest problem, of 
course, was lack of adequate financial aid funds. With 



the help of the Development Office we took a step toward 
solving this problem by seeking a grant from the Rocke- 
feller Foundation. Anthony L. Moulton '67 made the 
presentation on behalf of BUCRO and the College, and 
Bowdoin received a grant of $150,000. With this money, 
which has to be matched by the College, we've embarked 
on admitting at least ten Negro students a year. 
moll : Could I insert some general comments here? They 
may be related to the number of Negro students we have 
at Bowdoin, how we recruit them, and what success we 
have had in accommodating them. 

About 1 1 percent of this country's population is Negro, 
but only 4 or 5 percent of the college-going population 
is Negro. Obviously, there is quite a difference between 
these two percentages; Negroes are under- represented. At 
the same time the public appears to believe that there are 
many opportunities for Negroes to attend college, that 
being a Negro automatically brings special privileges. I 
think this is quite deceiving. Let me try to explain why. 

The Ford Foundation recently had* a conference to 
which it invited admissions directors from the fifteen 
colleges and universities in America which, in its estima- 
tion, were the most creative in recruiting Negroes. Frank- 
ly, I was proud that Bowdoin had been invited, for it was 
in the rather high company of Berkeley, Chicago, Yale, 
Wesleyan, Antioch, and Holyoke, to name some of the 
others. 

We each gave a half-hour report on what our particu- 
lar institution was doing, why, and with what results. In 
the final tally it appeared that this rather select group 
had had 1 or 2 percent Negro representation on their 
campuses before they began recruiting, and through their 
many good efforts they had increased their Negro repre- 
sentation to 3 or 4 percent, which is about where Bow- 
doin is in its freshman class, thanks to the Rockefeller 
Foundation grant. 

More important was the conclusion that, although the 
institutions represented at the conference were doing 
more, their increased efforts did not represent new oppor- 
tunities for Negroes to obtain a college education, but 
only a reshuffling of where Negroes were going to college. 
Wesleyan admitted that very few of the Negroes in its 
freshman class had College Board scores of less than 500. 
In other words, Negroes going to Wesleyan were not 
Negroes who would not otherwise be going to college. 
They might well have gone to New York University, the 
only institution represented which has a declining Negro- 
student population. Why has its Negro-student population 



COLLEGE POLICY AND THE NEGRO 



declined? Simply because the Ivy types are invading 
NYU territory — principally Harlem — and are stealing the 
brightest Negroes, and NYU has been reluctant to dip, 
to take Negro students with College Board scores in the 
300's. But this is not the news that receives widespread 
acceptance by the media. Instead it is the news that 
Bowdoin, Yale, Swarthmore, and others are increasing 
their Negro-student populations, and this is why so much 
of the public thinks there are more opportunities for 
Negroes today. 

Ford was very clever in drawing us together. Their 
purpose was not to give us money to boost our programs 
but was to find programs that merited exposure to the 
colleges which have been doing next to nothing in Negro- 
student recruitment — generally, the middle-sized, middle- 
ranked state colleges designed to serve their surrounding 
communities, where thousands of students, virtually none 
of them Negro, are enrolled. The colleges on top of the 
academic pecking order and those usually considered at 
the bottom are doing a much better job of serving the 
Negro than are the middle-ranked institutions. 

Bowdoin would like to do more, but we have to ask 
ourselves some very serious questions first. In one sense 
I know that more Negro students would be right for Bow- 
doin, but is Bowdoin right for them? There is something 
beyond giving a person a formal education. There is the 
need for social growth. We have very few nontransient 
Negro families in this town. A scholarship student cannot 
have a car, so he can't get about easily and we don't have 
Negro girls here to date. Is this the best place for one 
who is very deserving of an education? I think that ques- 
tion is worth asking. It is the same one I have to ask 
about many candidates who apply and are not our cus- 
tomary type. 

There are other questions we must ask. Is our com- 
munity ready for them? Will we do more to help them 
than to hurt them? How far will the institution go in its 
commitment to educate Negroes? 

brown: I think the panel ought to get one issue out on 
the table. It bothers me that the Negro is becoming an 
object of concern, and so long as we treat him as an 
object rather than as a subject we're going to be hung 
up. We may find that having Negroes on the campus is a 
new way to gain prestige and we may come to bask in our 
own self-esteem. Instead of acquiring a sense of noblesse 
oblige, we ought to be humble, for one reason why 
Negroes should be admitted to a college like ours is so 
the college can learn something about itself. The quest for 
knowledge is not merely the cranking out of traditional 
text book material but also is the process of man's dis- 
covering himself. I think the presence of BUCRO on 
the campus and the presence of eight Negro freshmen 
have helped this college understand itself. They are telling 



us things about our curriculum, our admissions process, 
our culture, and their culture that we might never know 
if they were not here. 

moll: For six years before coming to Bowdoin I dealt 
with foreign students, and it irked me to see many col- 
leges which wanted an African student on their campus 
despite what that African wanted or what his nation 
wanted out of him after he returned to his homeland. I 
can remember one women's college to which we sent a 
supurb African student who happened to be of Asian 
descent. We got back a note saying, "No more cafe au 
lait please. We want a dark-skinned girl the next time." 

I think our colleges are much better organized to learn 
from these students, or use them, than they are organized 
to teach them, to make sure that they are, in fact, the 
place where the foreign student, or the Negro-American, 
ought to be. 

Harrison: I think this is true speaking from the BUCRO 
experience. From a selfish standpoint a lot of white stu- 
dents became concerned because they were going to 
college during the time of the Negro revolution and there 
were only two or three Negroes on the campus. These 
white students felt they were being hurt by the racial 
homogeneity of Bowdoin. More Negro students were 
needed to make our educational experience a more rele- 
vant one — more relevant to what is going on in America 
today. 

shelton: In most colleges today we hear about students 
going through a so-called identity crisis. Picture all the 
things that identity crisis means to you, and then con- 
sider the Negro who is attending a predominantly white 
college, consider what kind of crisis he may be going 
through. I think that some of the curricular changes I 
suggested earlier would in part alleviate the identity 
crisis that faces many white and black students. 

A course in black history, for instance, not only gives 
the white student a chance to learn something about the 
Negro but it also gives the Negro who, in many cases, has 
not had such a course a clearer idea of who the Negro 
is and what he has been doing in this country for the last 



I am a little disturbed by the 
suggestion of a course 
in black history. What I think we 
may need is not a course in 
black history but a better course 
in American history. 



A DISCUSSION 



300 years or so. A course like this does not smack of 
noblesse oblige. 

daggett: We have had at Bowdoin for a good many 
years a group of students which I suppose is somewhat 
specially selected, namely the Bowdoin Plan foreign stu- 
dents. The Bowdoin Plan was initiated by an under- 
graduate — much as BUCRO was initiated by an under- 
graduate — who had served in World War II and who had 
lost a brother in a B-32 crash over Italy. This loss made 
a very deep impression on him. He started the Bowdoin 
Plan, by which each of the College's twelve fraternities 
sponsors one foreign student a year. 

I mention this because the Bowdoin Plan students have 
been a somewhat special group brought to the College in 
much the way that the group which BUCRO has re- 
cruited. I don't think that the Bowdoin Plan group has 
ever been considered as requiring the special pace that 
we keep saying that the BUCRO group needs. I don't see 
any reason for the differentiation based on what you 
might call readiness for the education that the College 
has to offer, or on the special social problems that the 
students have to meet. I think that we certainly have had 
a good many foreign students who have come here with- 
out being ready for college. And certainly from the 
standpoint of identity crisis I think that often some of 
the Europeans or Asians who have come into this en- 
vironment have had as difficult time adjusting themselves 
to it as any Negro student we might have under the 
BUCRO plan. I wonder if we help very much by em- 
phasizing the differences between BUCRO-recruited stu- 
dents and others at the College. 

For instance, I am a little disturbed by the suggestion 
of a course in black history. What I think we may need 
is not a course in black history but a better course in 
American history — a course that would give a proper 
perspective to those problems which have involved all 
our citizens, including the Negro. 

moll: Wesleyan has introduced a curriculum of special 
courses to alert the college community to the race issue. 
Let me cite a few of the titles: The Negro Family; Pov- 
erty; History of Africa; Religions in the United States, 
1840-1960, which deals in part with the history of the 
Negro church; Urban Politics; Civil Liberties; and a 
special-credit tutorial seminar on Negro history, literature, 
and social change. 

It seems to me that if we do not treat the race issue 
as a separate issue and Negroes as a separately identified 
group, Bowdoin is not going to help the cause of social 
justice very much. If I were to go through the applications 
without regard to color, most Negroes here would not 
get in. In the first place, their College Board scores are 
considerably below the medians of the freshman class. 
Secondly, there is the problem of money. We are not as 



rich as Wesleyan or Yale, which can admit a freshman 
class without regard to financial need. We can't do that. 
We have to admit a class here according to the amount 
of money we have. Many students do not get into Bow- 
doin College because we cannot afford them. With the 
help of the Rockefeller money and some of our own we 
have made this group a priority group. They are treated 
apart. We cannot treat them as part of the ball game at 
the moment. 

daggett: I didn't say that we should not make any spe- 
cial efforts to meet the special problems facing our coun- 
try today. I started off by pointing out one other group 
which we have recruited under similar circumstances and 
for somewhat similar purposes. I do not believe that we 
should have only the standard of admission that we apply 
to what one might call the student body as a whole, al- 
though that standard of admission has brought us through 
the years a very distinguished, if small, group of Negro 
students. My point was that in moving to meet one of the 
problems confronting our nation we are treating this 
particular experiment with more separateness than it 
really should have for the sake of effectively handling the 
problem. 

As a relatively prosperous and relatively safe middle- 
class institution what duty does Bowdoin have in solving 
the problems of the disadvantaged? Obviously we do have 
a responsibility, but it is because they are disadvantaged, 
not because they are Negroes, that we owe them some- 
thing. 

brown: I tend to go along with Mr. Daggett but for dif- 
ferent reasons. Mr. Moll says we have to give Negroes 
special attention because that's the way the ball game is. 
Why is the ball game the way it is? Why don't we change 
it? Why don't we say that the reason we are spending 
our money recruiting Negro students is that we desper- 
ately need to learn what Negroes are like? 

It seems to me that one of the questions that must be 
asked of small but excellent liberal arts colleges and 
large but excellent universities is what do they mean by 
the term excellent? I suspect that in terms of student re- 
cruitment institutions are playing the game of excellence 
to the point that they admit only the student who is most 
like the one they want to graduate. That is the reason 
they go for students with 700 board scores, straight-A 
high school averages, and wealthy parents. Perhaps the 
greater task of a college is to bring about changes in the 
students we do admit. There is something more — or 
should be — to the educative process than taking a bright 
student, keeping him in a deep freeze for four years, and 
then graduating him. It seems to me that a college edu- 
cation ought to have a greater effect on students than it 
frequently does. 
shelton: I understand how the ball game is at the mo- 



COLLEGE POLICY AND THE NEGRO 



ment, but there are a number of things that have to be 
considered. First, Mr. Daggett's making the comparison 
between foreign students and Negro students: Foreign 
students come to America with some kind of notion of 
what's going on in the country, sketchy though it may be. 
American college students receive that foreign student 
with a less clear notion of what is going on in the foreign 
student's country. The Negro is different. He has a defi- 
nite attitude toward the United States and toward colleges 
in general. He is less likely to be deluded about what is 
going on and what is going to happen. At the same time 
students who meet him have certain definite ideas con- 
cerning Negroes. My contention is that a course in black 
history or black literature is in fact necessary. I don't 
think that the attitudes of Negroes coming into a college 
or the attitudes of white students already there were 
formed in a short space of time. In large measure those 
attitudes were formed through exposure to American his- 
tory courses which overlook the contributions the Negro 
has made to American history. For example, I wonder 
how many white students are aware of the existence of 
Benjamin Banneker. White students need a black history 
course as much as Negro students do. Considering the 
handicaps that the Negro has operated under, he does 
need special tutoring, but perhaps white students need 
special tutoring of a different sort if they are to form cor- 
rect attitudes toward Negro students. 

Second, the college docs have the obligation to con- 
tinue itself. It needs the potentially bright student with 
money or the ability to make money who, as an alumnus, 
will contribute generously to his alma mater. But the col- 
lege has another obligation — one not so profitable per- 
haps — but one that is important. It is its obligation to 
the national community to bring together as many differ- 
ent kinds of people as it can. For this reason I think the 
kind of differentiation that Mr. Moll mentions is neces- 
sary. I think that the kinds of courses he has in mind 
are good. And I think that there should be some kind of 
accommodation. 

winston: Mr. Moll, you mentioned that the College 
Board scores of Negroes in the freshman class were con- 
siderably below the mean scores of the class as a whole. 
As I understand it, one cannot divorce tests and how 
successfully one completes them from the individual's 
environment. Given the set of values implicit in the 
CEEB tests, how can you meaningfully compare the 
scores of a white student from suburban Boston with 
those of a Negro from rural Georgia? 
moll: You haven't asked your question to the greatest 
fan of the College Boards. However, College Board 
scores are the one thing that we have on an applica- 
tion, however fallible they may be, which puts students 
on a somewhat equal basis. The B-plus from Exeter 



The Negro is different. Grades 
count. Hes here to get an 
education so that he can get money 
because it's only when he has 
money that he'll get power — and 
that is what the Negro is 
really driving for. 



Academy is worth more than an A from my high school 
in Indianapolis, but if an admissions officer tries to evalu- 
ate what grades mean on transcripts from different high 
schools he soon gets into a mess. So the College Board 
scores are kind of a leveling factor. Everyone takes the 
same tests and despite given environmental factors the 
College Board people feel that the tests do provide a way 
to evaluate students from different secondary schools. 
There are many, other than Negroes, whom the tests work 
against. The potato-picking element in Maine, which we 
are very fond of and cater to, is one group. Graduates of 
rural schools in Kansas, whom we need more of at Bow- 
doin, are another. There are many groups with different 
backgrounds in this country, but I think the College 
Board tests are, if I read the literature correctly, about as 
close as we can come in relating one student's ability to 
another's. Certainly they are far better than just grades or 
rank in class. But they do have to be used with care. 
harrison: Maybe everyone should take the College 
Boards, but I don't think that a Negro student from rural 
Georgia should be judged against a white student from 
Exeter. Environmental factors have to be taken into ac- 
count. As I understand them, the College Boards are 
largely a measurement of cultural advancement. 
moll: I don't think our purpose is to debate the merits 
of the College Boards, but, as I said earlier, it does ap- 
pear to me that in attempting to evaluate one student's 
ability in relation to another's the College Board tests 
are about as close as we can come. Earlier I also noted 
that the scores of Negro freshmen at Bowdoin are lower 
than the mean scores of the class as a whole. I think this 
indicates that we do recognize how various factors can 
influence a student's performance on these tests. 
winston: I'd also like to respond to some of Mr. Dag- 
gett's earlier observations about Bowdoin Plan students. 
One important difference between Negro students and 
Bowdoin Plan students is that the Bowdoin Plan student 
does not have to perform well at Bowdoin. The grades 
which he gets don't count toward gaining a degree from 
a university in his home country. I found that out while 
rooming with a Bowdoin Plan student for a year. So long 
as what he does here doesn't count, he doesn't need spe- 



8 



A DISCUSSION 



cial treatment. But the Negro is different. Grades count. 
He's here to get an education so that he can get money 
because it's only when he has money that he'll get power 
— and that is what the Negro is really driving for. 
Harrison: I think that what we are talking about is the 
whole idea of compensatory education. Given the situa- 
tion we have now, I think we are going to have to make 
exceptions if we want to admit Negroes. Last year a 
member of the Admissions Office proposed a five-year 
degree program. Instead of taking the traditional four 
courses during the freshman year the poorly prepared 
Negro would only take three. I think that this flexibility 
is very important if we accept the validity of compensa- 
tory education, but apparently we are not all agreed upon 
the need for it. 

shelton: We have been talking about the Negro student 
from the inner city, but I wonder just how many of us 
have any precise idea of what goes on in the inner city 
that precludes a Negro from competing effectively against 
other students being considered for inclusion in a fresh- 
man class. 

I have some fairly interesting statistics from New 
Haven, Conn. I think most of us when we think of New 
Haven think of Yale, and that, clearly, is not an under- 
privileged community. The statistics to which I am going 
to refer were compiled by Community Progress Inc., the 
community action agency in New Haven. They were 
completed in the summer of 1966. 

Half of the white families in New Haven's inner city 
and one-third of the Negro families receive some kind of 
income supplement. One out of six people is a member 
of a family that is on AFDC (Aid to Families of De- 
pendent Children). Seven and seven-tenths percent of 
the Negroes there are unemployed; 7.6 percent of the 
Puerto Ricans are unemployed; 3.9 percent of the whites 
are unemployed. Still confining our statistics to those who 
live in the inner city, 63 percent of the whites are over 
45 years of age; 33 percent of the Negroes are over 45; 
12 percent of the Puerto Ricans are over 45. Now you 
can see the differences in the kind of population we are 
talking about. We are talking about a relatively young 
population in the case of Negroes and Puerto Ricans 
and a somewhat elderly white population. 

It turns out that, in terms of unemployment among 
persons who have not finished high school, the rate 
among Negroes is 16.5 percent; among Puerto Ricans, 
13.3 percent; among whites, 8.1 percent. 

Half of the whites who live in New Haven's inner city 
were born there, but 74 percent of the Negroes were not. 
They came from the South. 

Although these statistics are certainly sketchy, I think 
they indicate the kind of problem we are dealing with, 
give some insights into why it is that Negroes are ham- 



pered from competing on an equal basis with whites for 
college admission. 

To the extent that College Board tests are culturally 
bound, the Negro is handicapped and to that extent some 
concessions need to be made. 

moll: I would like to pose a question to the panel. I 
am brand new as director of admissions here and brand 
new to Bowdoin. I have come to a conservative institu- 
tion, to one that, although richer in terms of endow- 
ment per student than most colleges, has limited re- 
sources. We are already doing some fairly dramatic 
things in the area of Negro recruitment, but assuming 
that we should be doing more in order for the College to 
be of greater service to the nation, what gives in my tiny 
entering class of 240 students if we are to take more 
Negroes? 

Both Yale and Wesleyan have substantially increased 
the proportion of Negro students in their entering 
classes, but neither of their deans is working with a class 
as small as mine. In their cases they have reduced the 
number of alumni sons in their entering classes. Bowdoin 
takes between 65 and 70 percent of the alumni sons who 
apply. This is a sizeable delegation, but I should be 
quick to add that the profile of alumni sons in the Class 
of 1971 was better than the profile of the entering class 
as a whole. In other words, they generally ranked higher 
in their graduating classes, on their College Board scores, 
etc. This suggests to us that we should not cut back there. 
In terms of financial aid, we extended approximately one- 
third of our resources to students from Maine. In some 
past years that portion has been as high as one-half. 
While others are not finding it very fashionable to give 
more money to the disadvantaged, often of another color, 
we have historically given a great deal of money to the 
disadvantaged students of our own state. Right now Bow- 
doin has a greater percentage of Maine students in its 
four undergraduate classes than any other private college 
in the state. Should we cut back here, considering how 
poor Maine is and considering our historic commitment 
to students from Maine? 

We need a better football team, we really need a better 
football team. A better team creates better spirit among 
the alumni who then feel more inclined to give more to 
the College, and more money allows for more scholar- 
ships for Negro students. Ought we do less in this area? 

In other words because we are dealing with so small 
a class any shift in priorities is bound to materially affect 
the class. A shift could produce undesirable results. 
shelton: Perhaps a small expansion of the class coupled 
with only a slight reduction in the number of students 
.whom you have sought in the past is necessary. Even if 
such a move increased the number of Negro students at 
Bowdoin to a total of forty or sixty, it might prove useful. 



McCarthy 

opens 

institute 



He came as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Sub- 
committee on African Affairs to deliver the opening address 
of the 1968 Biennial Institute, "Black Africa: A New Be- 
ginning," but few of the record 1,500 in the New Gymna- 
sium were interested in what the Senator from Minnesota 
had to say about that new beginning. They wanted to hear 
Eugene J. McCarthy, the presidential candidate. Only a few 
days earlier, he had won a surprising 42 percent of the vote 
in the New Hampshire primary and established himself as 
something more than the nation's leading dissenter. 

The leading dissenter of another nation, Oginga Odinga, 
former vice president of Kenya and leader of the opposition 
in parliament, was scheduled to speak on March 19, the day 
following Senator McCarthy's appearance, but the Kenyan 
government would not let him out of the country. 



Michael Tenney '69 









10 



The Minnesota Senator's 
topic was 'Black Africa: 
A New Beginning' but the 
students had a different 
new beginning in mind 



Photos by Paul Downing 




While at Bowdoin, Senator McCarthy 
was most at ease when talking 
informally with students, such as 
during lunch in the Senior Center 
(upper right), where he had stayed 
the night before his morning address 
and had been greeted at 1 a.m. 
by some 300 students, a pick-up 
band, and appropriate banners (above). 
One of the largest press entourages 
ever on the campus accompanied the 
Senator and was given interviews 
both before and after his talk 
(right) . Throughout his appearance, 
he spoke in the low-key manner that 
has become his trademark. Although 
he stuck to his text on Africa 
"I raced through my talk," he 
admitted to one faculty member, 
"because I knew the students wanted 
to ask questions." When a reporter 
asked him to comment on student 
resistance to the draft, he 
replied, "It's understandable," 
and said the law should be modified 
to allow for conscientious objection 
on other than religious grounds. 



11 



RICHARD HARWELL: 



PAPERBACKS/$100 Understanding Revisited 



The cost of understanding, just as the cost of everything 
else, has risen in the last five years. When we published in 
the September 1963 Bowdoin Alumnus "The One- 
Hundred-Dollar Understanding," a list of "paperbound 
books in print which might serve as a representative per- 
sonal library for a college student, a working personal li- 
brary which can be purchased for a total of less than 
$100," the compilation included 117 titles and the full 
list of books could be purchased for $99.80. To purchase 
the books on that list which are now in print would cost 
$110.10, and to purchase the entire list (assuming that 
the out-of-print titles could somehow be found at their 
1963 prices) would cost $119.15. "The One-Hundred- 
Dollar Understanding Revisited" includes 109 titles (112 
if Lawrence Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet be counted 
as four titles), and the total list price is $99.95. 

Understanding, however, remains a relatively cheap 
commodity — in dollars at least. There is a wealth of it 
in these 112 titles. Fortunately, many of the best titles in 
the range of standard literature are available (because 
they are assured a wide sale by virtue of being standard 
titles, and because they are out of copyright) in very in- 
expensive editions. The purpose of this list, as of its 
predecessor, is the demonstration that a diversified library 
of worthwhile books can be assembled for a sum that a 
student might reasonably be expected to spend on his 
personal library during his years in college. 

Obviously the compilation is a complete reading list 
for no one. It is qibla — pointing in the direction of the 
goal. It is leading reading — directing the reader to other 
works by these authors as well as to the works listed. It 
is, perforce, highly selective, being drawn from the record 
of 48,200 Paperbound Books in Print in February 1968. 
The primary criterion for choosing the titles in the list 



Richard Harwell, Bowdoin's librarian since 1961, will 
leave the College this summer to become the librarian 
of Smith College. This article was written for the May 15, 
1968, issue of Library Journal and is reprinted with 
permission. Copyright © R. R. Bowker Co., 1968. 



was that each book should be interesting and readable 
for its own sake. Books which have to be taught to be 
enjoyed were omitted. Wide subject coverage is certainly 
desirable, but the expertise of other members of the Bow- 
doin College faculty was not drawn on for this compila- 
tion; it is desirable that it be a generalist's list. Undoubt- 
edly it has its imbalances, inadequacies, and misjudg- 
ments; but consistency in the selections and an interaction 
among the titles could be achieved only in the compila- 
tion of the list as a unit and by one individual reader. 

"The One-Hundred-Dollar Understanding Revisited," 
though it is not wholly fiction, is heavily literary in its 
emphasis, perhaps too heavily. No doubt some of this 
literary emphasis proceeds from the compiler's own 
predilections in reading. But it proceeds, too, from two 
other reasons: First, a fine representation of standard fic- 
tion is available in cheap format and the number of titles 
in the list is increased by fairly generous inclusion of such 
books; second, there is a lag in the paperbound publica- 
tion (especially in really inexpensive editions) of new 
titles that tends to make books currently the best in sub- 
ject areas unavailable for this list. And many subject 
areas are touched here by fine fiction relating to them — 
the French Revolution by Charles Dickens's A Tale of 
Two Cities, Africa by Ernest Hemingway's The Snows 
of Kilimanjaro and Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Coun- 
try, World War I by Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet 
on the Western Front, World War II by James Michener's 
Tales of the South Pacific, the American Revolution by 
Kenneth Roberts's Northwest Passage, the great days of 
the Roman Empire by Marguerite Yourcenar's Memoirs 
of Hadrian, medicine by Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith. 

In order to make the amount of money presumed to 
be available go as far as possible the most inexpensive 
edition of each title has been chosen. This is surprisingly 
little hardship, as even the very cheap editions often in- 
clude fine elucidating material. The edition of Lewis's 
Arrowsmith, for example, includes an introduction by 
Mark Schorer. Walden has an afterword by Perry Miller. 
Robert Frost's Poems is introduced by Louis Untermeyer, 
the volume representing Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 



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$100 UNDERSTANDING REVISITED 



by Richard Wilbur, Gibbon by H. R. Trevor-Roper, and 
William James's The Varieties of Religious Experience 
by Reinhold Niebuhr. Mrs. Mary Boykin Chesnut's mag- 
nificent account of Confederate life, A Diary From 
Dixie, is edited by Ben Ames Williams. Admittedly, how- 
ever, the quality of the production of paperbound books 
varies widely. Some readers might want to bypass some 
of the editions listed here for better printed editions of 
the same titles. 

Deletions from the 1963 list have been unhappily, re- 
luctantly made. Some had to be made because of the ins 
and outs of print typical of the world of paperbound 
books, some because prices of individual items have ad- 
vanced too much. These deletions include James M. 
Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice, Alexis Car- 
rel's Man the Unknown, Faulkner's Knight's Gambit, 
C. S. Forester's Payment Deferred, George Gamow's 
Biography of the Earth, Marquis James's The Raven, 
Joseph Wood Krutch's Grand Canyon, Eugene O'Neill's 
Desire Under the Elms, A. L. Rowse's The England of 
Elizabeth, and Franz Werfel's The Forty Days of Musa 
Dagh. But Faulkner, Forester, and Rowse, at least, are 
represented by other titles in the new list. Other elimina- 
tions from "The One-Hundred-Dollar Understanding" 
had to be made, if only to make room for titles that 
seem, in 1968, more appropriate in such a list. Gone are 
Richard D. Altick's The Scholar Adventurers (the current 
edition is too expensive), Ruth Benedict's Race: Science 
and Politics, Sir Isaiah Berlin's The Age of Enlighten- 
ment (Carl Becker's The Heavenly City takes its place), 
Bruce Catton's A Stillness at Appomattox, John Dewey's 
The Philosophy of Education. Gone too are John Hope 
Franklin's fine Reconstruction: After the Civil War, Leo 
Gershoy's The Era of the French Revolution: Ten Years 
That Shook the World, Michael Grant's The World of 
Rome, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of the Seven 
Gables (the list cannot afford two titles by one author, 
even Hawthorne). 

Philip Rieff's Freud: The Mind of the Moralist has 
been succeeded by the great doctor's own General Intro- 
duction to Psychoanalysis. Benjamin Franklin's Auto- 
biography has been eliminated because it is a book more 
honored as "should be read" than read. The appeal of a 
few years ago of William Golding's Lord of the Flies and 
J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye is now consider- 
ably diminished. And Jack London's Call of the Wild 
somehow seems not quite good enough for the list. 
Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks is certainly a landmark 
volume, but it has been replaced by his cheaper The Con- 
fessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man. 

Other titles which appeared in the 1963 list and are 
not in the new compilation are Margaret Mead's Coming 
of Age in Samoa, H. H. Munro's The Best of Saki (a 




Not included in the 400,000 or so volumes in the Bow- 
doin library collection are some 350 paperbacks found 
in the Franklin Pierce Informal Reading Room on the 
second floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. Some 
of the books were purchased with library funds, others 
were given by students and faculty members. Intended 
lor recreational reading, the paperbacks range from 
mysteries to popular science and can be borrowed with- 
out being signed out. Harwell reports that the reten- 
tion rate has been surprisingly — and pleasingly — high. 



personal favorite of the compiler), Linus Pauling's No 
More War, David Riesman's The Lonely Crowd, W. H. 
D. Rouse's Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece, 
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.'s The Age of Jackson, William 
Shakespeare's The Portable Shakespeare (surely some 
books are basic even before college: the Bible and 
Shakespeare), John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Dylan 
Thomas's Under Milk Wood, Lowell Thomas's With 
Lawrence in Arabia (a book that hardly does justice to 
the fabulous Lawrence), Karl Von Frisch's Bees, Rex 
Warner's The Greek Philosophers, and Caroline Well's 
A Nonsense Anthology. 

More important than omissions from the old list are 
new entries in the 1968 revisitation: Becker's The Heav- 
enly City of the Eighteenth Century Philosophers, Martin 
Buber's Two Types of Faith, W. J. Cash's somewhat 
dated but still pertinent The Mind of the South, Mrs. 
Chestnut's diary — certainly one of the great personal 
documents of American history — Faulkner's Sartoris (not 
his best, but a good introduction to him), Gustave Flau- 
bert's Madame Bovary, E. M. Forster's A Passage To 
India, Robert Frost's Poems, John Kenneth Galbraith's 
The Affluent Society and Michael Harrington's The 
Other America (two truly seminal books), John Hersey's 
Hiroshima, Henry James's The Turn of the Screw (along 



14 



By RICHARD HARWELL 



with Daisy Miller as a bonus), Martin Luther King's 
Why We Can't Wait. 

Also new in "The One-Hundred-Dollar Understanding 
Revisited" are Lewis's Arrowsmith (replacing Main 
Street), Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, Mary 
Renault's The Last of the Wine, Roberts's Northwest 
Passage, Rowse's provocative William Shakespeare. An- 
toine de Saint Exupery's Wind, Sand and Stars replaces 
his fine Night Flight (though I might have preferred The 
Little Prince were an American paperbound edition avail- 
able) ; despite the wondrous feel of the early days of com- 
mercial aviation that Night Flight conveys, Wind, Sand 
and Stars promises to be a more enduring piece of litera- 
ture. George Santayana's The Last Puritan (a volume 
that is almost a personal testament to the compiler), 
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.'s Bitter Heritage, and Harlow 
Shapley's Of Stars and Men are other newcomers. Wil- 
liam L. Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich 
has been superseded by his Berlin Diary, a book which 
conveys the feeling of life in Hitler's Germany with a 
greater sense of immediacy and happens, just happens, to 
be cheaper too. 

Nobel prize-winner Steinbeck is represented now by 
The Grapes of Wrath, his most important novel. A 
Child's Christmas in Wales is the replacement title for 
Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood. The Leopard by 
Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa is one of the great novels 
of this generation. My personal enthusiasm for Yource- 
nar's Memoirs of Hadrian is unbounded, and Hadrian is 
new to the list only because its first paperbound edition 
was out of print in 1963 and the current, lavishly illus- 
trated edition had not then been published. 

More contemporary writers are included than before. 
Not previously noted herein are Anthony Burgess's The 
Clockwork Orange, the book I for one think the logical 
successor to Lord of the Flies and The Catcher in the Rye 
(I cannot warm up to The Hobbit); Truman Capote's 
Other Voices, Other Rooms; Laurence Durrell's The 
Alexandria Quartet, a remarkable tour de force which 
must be included as a whole or not at all — and Durrell 
must be included; Walker Percy's The Moviegoer (a hard 
choice over Mark Harris's Bang the Drum Slowly, one of 
the very few good sports novels); and T. H. White's al- 
most magical The Sword in the Stone. 

These sound like a lot of changes, but the bulk of the 
list is the same as before. Seventy-one of the titles in "The 
One-Hundred-Dollar Understanding Revisited" are the 
same that Stevens W. Hilyard '62, now librarian at New 
England College, helped the Librarian of Bowdoin select 
for "The One-Hundred-Dollar Understanding" five years 
ago. A preliminary version of this list appeared in the 
Bowdoin College Library Bulletin for March. It was com- 
piled from Paperbound Books in Print for November 



1967. Changes in prices and deletions from the list of 
available titles since November have necessitated some 
changes from even that version, but an intricate juggling 
of selections has made possible a list with the same total 
of volumes and a reduction in list price from an even 
$100 to the bargain price of $99.95. The new list is given 
in these pages with the following information for each 
book: author, title, publisher, publisher's series (if any), 
publisher's identification number for the book, and price. 
The reader is free, of course, to snipe at this list as 
much as he wishes. Better, he is free to make his own 
list or, better yet, his own collection of books. Reading 
is the purpose of books, and learning is the purpose of 
reading. Wise words to all of us is Merlyn's advice to 
Wart, the future King Arthur, as the story of The Sword 
in the Stone draws to its close: 

The best thing for disturbances of the spirit is to 
learn. That is the only thing that never fails. You may 
grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie 
awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, 
you may miss your only love and lose your moneys to 
a monster, you may see the world about you devas- 
tated by evil lunatics, or know your honor trampled in 
the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for 
it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what 
wags it. That is the only thing which the poor mind 
can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured 
by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of re- 
gretting. Learning is the thing for you. Look at what 
a lot of things there are to learn — pure science, the 
only purity there is. You can learn astronomy in a 
lifetime, natural history in three, literature in six. And 
then, after you have exhausted a milliard lifetimes in 
biology and medicine and theocriticism and geography 
and history and economics, why, you can start to make 
a cart wheel out of the appropriate wood, or spend 
fifty years learning to begin to learn to beat your ad- 
versary at fencing. After that you can start again on 
mathematics, until it is time to learn to plow. 

[HARWELL'S LIST] 

1. Adams, Henry. Mont-Saint Michel and Chartres, 
New American Library: Mentor Books 

(MT317) $ .75 

2. Allen, Frederick Lewis. Only Yesterday, Harper 

& Row: Perennial Library (P4) .85 

3. Augustinus, Aurelius, Saint. Confessions of St. 
Augustine, Washington Square Press (W245) .45 

4. Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice, Washington 
Square Press (W209) .45 

5. Barzun, Jacques. Teacher in America, 
Doubleday-Anchor Books (A25) 1.25 

6. Becker, Carl Lotus. The Heavenly City of the 
Eighteenth Century Philosophers, Yale 

University Press (Y5) 1.45 

7. Berenson, Bernhard. Aesthetics and History, 



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Doubleday-Anchor Books (A36) 1.25 

8. Blake, William. Blake, Dell: Laurel Editions 
(0586) .35 

9. Boswell, James. Boswell's Life of Samuel John- 
son, Washington Square Press (W1083) .90 

10. Browne, Lewis. This Believing World, 

Macmillan (08405) 1.75 

11. Browning, Robert. Robert Browning, Dell: 

Laurel Editions (7458) .35 

12. Buber, Martin. Two Types of Faith: The 
Interpretation of Judaism and Christianity, 

Harper & Row: Torch Books (TB75) 1.25 

13. Burgess, Anthony. The Clockwork Orange, 
Ballantine (U5032) .60 

14. Camus, Albert. The Stranger, Random House: 
Vintage Books (V2) 1.25 

15. Capote, Truman. Other Voices, Other Rooms, 

New American Library: Signet Books (P2911) .60 
Carroll, Lewis see Dodgson, 
Charles Lutwidge 

16. Carson, Rachel Louise. The Sea 
Around Us, New American Li- 
brary: Signet Books (P2361) .60 

17. Cash, Wilbur Joseph. The Mind 
of the South, Random House: 
Vintage Books (V98) 1.65 

18. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. 
Don Quixote, Airmont (CL153) 1.25 

19. Chestnut, Mary Boykin. A 
Diary from Dixie, Houghton 
Mifflin: Sentry editions (2) 2.85 

20. Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard 
Spencer, Their Finest Hour, 
Bantam Books (02332) 1.25 

21. Clemens, Samuel Langhorne. 
The Adventures of Huckleberry 
Finn, Washington Square Press 
(W170) .45 

22. Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Cole- 
ridge, Dell: Laurel Editions (1324) .35 

23. Conrad, Joseph. Lord Jim, Washington Square 
Press (W170) .45 

24. Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage, 
Washington Square Press (W220) .45 

25. Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities, 
Washington Square Press (W222) .45 

26. Dickinson, Goldsworthy Lowes. The Greek View 

of Life, Collier-Macmillan (06503) .95 

27. Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge. Alice in Wonder- 
land, Through the Looking Glass & Other 
Favorites, Washington Square Press (W257) .45 

28. Durrell, Laurence. The Alexandria Quartet: 
Justine, Pocket Books (75072) $.75; Balthazar, 
Pocket Books (75074) $.75; Mountolive, Pocket 
Books (75075) $.75; Clea, Pocket Books: 
Cardinal Books (75076) $.75 3.00 

29. Eliot, Thomas Stearns. The Waste Land and 
Other Poems, Harcourt, Brace & World: Harvest 
Books .95 

30. Faulkner, William. Sartoris, New American 
Library: Signet Books (CT226) .75 

31. Fischer, Louis. Gandhi, New American Library: 
Mentor Books (MT797) .75 

32. Flaubert, Gustave. Madame Bovary, Washington 



33. 



34. 



36. 



37. 



38. 



39. 



NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE 




Square Press (W269) .45 

Forester, Cecil Scott. The African Queen, 
Bantam Books (H2873) .60 

Forster, Edward Morgan. A Passage to India, 
Harcourt, Brace & World: Harvest Books 
(HB85) 1.65 

35. Freud, Sigmund. General Introduction to 
Psychoanalysis, Washington Square Press 
(W919) .75 

Frost, Robert. Robert Frost's Poems, 
Washington Square Press (W912) .75 

Galbraith, John Kenneth. The Affluent Society, 
New American Library: Mentor Books 
(MT534) .75 

Gibbon, Edward. The Decline and Fall of the 
Roman Empire and Other Selected Writings, 
Washington Square Press (W1108) .90 

Hardy, Thomas. The Return of the Native, 

Washington Square Press (W223) .45 

40. Harrington, Michael. The Other 
America. Penguin Books (S223) .95 

41. Harte, Bret. The Outcasts of 
Poker Flat and Other Tales, New 
American Library: Signet Books 
(CD72) .50 

42. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The 
Scarlet Letter, Washington 
Square Press (W226) .45 

43. Hemingway, Ernest. The Snows 
of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories, 
Scribner's: Scribner Library (32) 1.25 

44. Hersey, John Richard. Hiro- 
shima, Bantam Books: Path- 
finder Books (FP160) .50 
Housman, Alfred Edward. A 
Shropshire Lad, Avon (G57) .50 
Howard, John Tasker, and 
James Lyons. Modern Music, 

New American Library: Mentor 
Books (MT780) .75 

47. Hoyle, Fred. Frontiers of Astronomy, Harper & 
Row: Perennial Library (P79) .95 

48. James, Henry. Turn of the Screw; Daisy Miller, 
Dell: Laurel Editions (9154) .45 
James, William. The Varieties of Religious 
Experience, Collier-Macmillan (08596) .95 
Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist As A 

Young Man, Viking Press: Compass Books (C9) 1.45 
51. Kennedy, John Fitzgerald. .Profiles of Courage, 

Harper & Row: Perennial Library (PI) .65 

King, Martin Luther. Why We Can't Wait, New 
American Library: Signet Books (P2476) .60 

Lampedusa, Giuseppe di see Tomasi di 
Lampedusa, Giuseppe 

Lewis, Clive Staples. The Screwtape Letters; 
Screwtape Proposes a Toast, Macmillan 
(08686) .95 

Lewis, Sinclair. Arrowsmith, New American 
Library: Signet Books (C0367) .95 

55. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Longfellow, 

Dell: Laurel Editions (4998) .35 

Mann, Thomas. The Confessions of Felix Krull, 
Confidence Man, New American Library, Signet 
Books (CT188) .75 



ARl PfcFSS BOOK 



45. 



46. 



49. 



50. 



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57. Maugham, William Somerset. Of Human 
Bondage, Washington Square Press: Collateral 
Classics Series (708) .75 

58. Maupassant, Guy de. Boule de Suif, New 
American Library: Signet Books (CD240) .50 

59. Maurois, Andre. Ariel: The Life of Shelley, 

Ungar (2116) 1.45 

60. Melville, Herman. Moby Dick, Washington 

Square Press: Reader's Enrichment Series (311) .75 

61. Meredith, George. The Ordeal of Richard 

Feverel, Washington Square Press (W710) .60 

62. Michener, James Albert. Tales of the South 
Pacific, Bantam Books (N3570) .95 

63. Mitchell, Margaret. Gone With the Wind, 

Pocket Books (12502) 1.25 

64. Mobil Travel Guide to the North-Eastern 

States, Simon & Schuster (47613) 1.95 

65. Morison, Samuel Eliot. Christopher Columbus, 
Mariner, New American Library: 

Mentor Books (MP439) .60 

66. Newman, James. What Is Science? 
Washington Square Press (W1076) .90 

67. Niebuhr, Reinhold. The Children 
of Light and the Children of 
Darkness, Scribner's: Scribner 
Library (18) 1.25 

68. Nordhoff, Charles, and James 
Norman Hall. Mutiny on the 
Bounty, Pocket Books (50046) .50 

69. Parkman, Francis. The Oregon 
Trail, Washington Square Press 
(W161) .45 

70. Pater, Walter Horatio. The 
Renaissance, New American Li- 
brary: Mentor Books (MP523) .60 

71. Paton, Alan. Cry, the Beloved 
Country, Scribner's: Scribner 
Library (7) 1.45 

72. Percy, Walker. The Moviegoer, 

Popular Library (M2073) .60 

73. Perkins, Dexter. The New Age of Franklin 
Roosevelt, 1932-1945, University of Chicago 

Press (CHAC17) 1.95 

74. Pirandello, Luigi. Naked Masks: Five Plays, 
Dutton (D6) 1.85 

75. Poe, Edgar Allan. Great Tales and Poems of 
Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Square Press 
(W246) .45 

76. Pullen, John James. The Twentieth Maine, Faw- 
cett World Library: Premier Books (T164) .75 

77. Reed, John. Ten Days that Shook the World, 

New American Library: Signet Books (T3279) .75 

78. Remarque, Erich Maria. All Quiet on the 
Western Front, Fawcett World Library: Premier 
Books (R339) .60 

79. Renault, Mary, pseud. The Last of the Wine, 
Pocket Books (75025) .75 

80. Roberts, Kenneth Lewis. Northwest Passage, 
Fawcett World Library: Crest Books (M610) .95 

81. Rossiter, Clinton Lawrence. The American 
Presidency, New American Library: Mentor 

Books (MT454) .75 

82. Rostand, Edmond. Cyrano de Bergerac, Bantam 
Books (HT5) .60 



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83. Rowse, A. L. William Shakespeare, Pocket 

Books (95014) .95 

84. Russell, Bertrand. Outline of Philosophy, 

World Publishing Co.: Meridian Books (M97) 2.25 

85. Saint Exupery, Antoine de. Wind, Sand and 
Stars, Harcourt, Brace & World: Harbrace 
Paperback Library ( 14) .75 

86. Santayana, George. The Last Puritan, 

Scribner's: Scribner Library (23) 2.45 

87. Sartre, Jean Paul. Essays in Aesthetics, 
Washington Square Press (W1046) .90 

88. Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. Bitter Heritage: 
Vietnam and American Democracy, 1941-1966, 
Fawcett World Library: Crest Books (T1051) .75 

89. Schweitzer, Albert. Out of My Life and 
Thought, New American Library: Mentor 

Books (MP483) .60 

90. Shapley, Harlow. Of Stars and Men, Washington 

Square Press (W601) .60 

91. Shaw, George Bernard. Pyg- 
malion, Penguin Books (PL2) .50 

92. Shirer, William L. Berlin Diary, 
Popular Library (95-151) .95 

93. Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of 
Wrath, Bantam Books (N2710) .95 

94. Thackeray, William Makepeace. 
Vanity Fair, New American Li- 
brary: Signet Books (CQ134) .95 

95. Thomas, Dylan, A Child's Christ- 
mas in Wales, New Directions 
(NDP181) 1.35 

96. Thoreau, Henry David. Walden, 
and the Famous Essay on Civil 
Disobedience, New American Li- 
brary: Signet Books (CD32) .50 

97. Thurber. James. My Life and Hard 
Times, Bantam Books (HC227) .60 

98. Tillich, Paul. Courage To Be, 

Yale University Press (Yll) 1.75 

99. Tolstoy, Leo. War and Peace, Washington 

Square Press: Collateral Classics Series (706) .75 

100. Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe. The Leopard, 

New American Library: Signet Books (T1960) .75 
Twain, Mark see Clemens, Samuel Langhorne 

101. Villon. Francois. Poems of Francois Villon, 

New American Library: Signet Books (CT288) .75 

102. Wharton, Edith Newbold (Jones). Ethan Frome, 
Scribner's: Scribner Library (8) 1.25 

103. White, Terence Hanbury. The Sword in the 

Stone, Dell: Laurel Leaf Library (8445) .50 

104. Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass, New American 
Library: Signet Books (CT23) .75 

105. Wilder, Thornton Niven. The Bridge of San Luis 

Rey, Washington Square Press (W236) .45 

106. Williams, Tennessee. A Streetcar Named Desire, 

New American Library: Signet Books (P2924) .60 

107. Wordsworth, William. Wordsworth, Dell: Laurel 
Editions (9678) .35 

108. Yourcenar, Marguerite. Memoirs of Hadrian, 
Noonday Press (N258) 2.95 

109. Zinsser, Hans. Rats, Lice and History, 

Bantam Books (SA4) .75 



TOTAL 



$99.95 



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on campus 



oxford scholar: Peter F. Hayes '68 has become the 
first Bowdoin student to win a Keasbey Memorial Foun- 
dation Scholarship for postgraduate study in England. 
An Alfred P. Sloan Scholar, Undergraduate Research 
Fellow, member of Phi Beta Kappa, and president of the 
Student Council, Hayes is a government major and, like 
All-East Hockey Player Martin (below), a native of 
Framingham, Mass. Hayes hopes to use the two-year 
scholarship, which carries an annual stipend of $2,400, 
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all-east: Bowdoin's Ken Martin '69, top scorer on the 
1967-68 hockey team, has been named to the Small Col- 
lege Eastern College Athletic Conference All-East team. 
In leading the varsity to a record of 11-9-1 (9-5-1 in 
ECAC play), he tied for first among ECAC small college 
players in number of goals (25) and finished fourth in 
total points (43). Both are varsity records. A Latin 
major from Framingham, Mass., Martin has been elected 
captain of next year's team. 



18 



Letters 



(Continued from inside cover) 

His reference to the "nefarious tradition 
of being an all-male college" is without 
basis in actual fact. If there are statistics 
to indicate that America's best-educated 
citizens graduate only from coed institu- 
tions, I am not aware of them. A more 
correct estimation, it seems to me, is that 
the all-male college in America has been 
a consistent source of well educated and 
well qualified individuals who go on to 
perform a variety of useful services to 
their country. 

The real issue, however, is not whether 
coeducation is superior to all-male (or all- 
female ) education, but whether coeduca- 
tion offers the best solution to the problems 
Bowdoin is currently facing. I think it 
does not. One of the problems, according 
to Professor Mitchell's article, is that Bow- 
doin is not attracting superior students. To 
attract superior students, Bowdoin must 
first be made a more inviting place at 
which to pursue one's education. The ad- 
mission of superior women students may 
indeed be a solution, but it is not, I think, 
the wisest one, for it implies that men will 
not apply to Bowdoin without a guarantee 
that there will be women in the classrooms 
when they arrive. This is an insult to Bow- 
doin's faculty and to her excellent record 
as a liberal arts college. A better solution, 
it seems to me, is to strengthen Bowdoin 
academically, not socially. A good begin- 
ning would be to enlarge the curriculum 
and to increase faculty salaries. These 
improvements might help to curtail the 
annual exodus from Bowdoin of top-rate 
professors who must leave for a variety of 
academic and financial reasons. 

I feel the atmosphere at Bowdoin can 
best be improved by making greater and 
wiser use of its tremendous already-existing 
facilities rather than by admitting women 
to the classroom. There will always be the 
student who prefers to earn his B.A. degree 
at an all-male college. Let Bowdoin con- 
tinue to offer that student the opportunity 
he seeks. 

William G. Heath Jr. '66 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

Sirs: It's a good magazine you are put- 
ting out. The Mitchell article has about 
sold me on coeducation. 

Ralph L. Thompson '10 
Washington, D.C. 



Alumni Clubs 



ARIZONA 

The Alumni Council has officially recog- 
nized the club as Bowdoin's 50th alumni 
club. The action was announced in April 
by Alumni Secretary Glenn Richards '60. 
As was reported in the Winter Issue, Rog- 
ers W Johnson '52 is the convener. Alumni 
wishing to assist in planning the club's ac- 
tivities can get in touch with him. His ad- 
dress is 1214 West Hayward Ave., Phoenix. 



CONNECTICUT 

Moulton Union Director Donovan D. Lan- 
caster '27 spoke at a meeting of the club 
in Hartford on Feb. 15. Eight alumni at- 
tended the meeting, at which Mr. Lancaster 
discussed the quest for a new president, 
the new grading system, and admissions. 
The meeting was at the University Club. 



HAWAII 

Dean of the Faculty James A. Storer spoke 
at a meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
L. Norton Nevels Jr. '46 in Honolulu on 
Feb. 25. Dean Storer was in Hawaii as a 
member of the Planning Committee for a 
conference, "The Role of Fisheries and 
Oceanography in the Economic Develop- 
ment of the Pacific Basin," at the East-West 
Center in Honolulu. Among those in at- 
tendance was Harold D. Rising '30, for- 
merly a resident of Hawaii, who traveled 
from his home in Maine for the meeting, 
according to Secretary Pete Rigby '56. 



The Department of Music would ap- 
preciate gifts of any band or orches- 
tral instruments. They are needed 
to augment the development of the 
instrumental and applied music pro- 
grams. All types are needed, and 
used instruments in reasonable con- 
dition will be just as gratefully re- 
ceived as new ones. 

Alumni wishing to make a gift 
should get in touch with Elliott S. 
Schwartz, acting chairman, Depart- 
ment of Music, Gibson Hall. 



Class News 



'04; 



Wallace M. Powers 
37-28 80th Street 
ackson Heights, N. Y. 



11372 



Sam Dana and his wife spent three 
weeks last summer in Alaska. Among 
other adventures they got caught in the 
Fairbanks flood — an experience they found 
interesting and exciting but not one that 
they would have sought. 



'06 



Fred E. Smith 
9 Oak Avenue 
Norway 04268 



T B. Roberts wrote in late December to 
say that, in his 84th year, he is enjoying 
excellent health. He thinks that an electric 
bed-warmer which he uses and sells may 
be the reason that his blood pressure has 
remained normal. 



'07 i 



OHN W. LEYDON 

Apt. L-2 

922 Montgomery Avenue 

Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 



Wadleigh Drummond has been reelected 
to the Finance Committee of the Cumber- 
land County Bar Association. 

Acting President Daggett invited John 
Halford to represent Bowdoin at the in- 
auguration of Paul R. Anderson as presi- 
dent of Temple University on May 1. 



'08 



Sturgis Leavitt 

Box 1169 

Chapel Hill, N. C. 



27514 



Class Secretary Sturgis Leavitt has re- 
ceived a singular honor. During a recent 
poll of the American Association of Teach- 
ers of Spanish and Portuguese, which has 
a membership of nearly 13,000, he was one 
of 20 Hispanists singled out as having ex- 
ercised the most influence in the United 
States and Canada since the association 
was founded in 1917. The results of the 
poll were announced in the December is- 
sue of the association's magazine. In this 
same number Sturgis had the lead article 
on the history of the association. In March 
Bowdoin's Acting President conferred an 
honor of a different sort, when he invited 
Sturgis to represent the College at the in- 
auguration of Albert N. Whiting as fourth 
president of North Carolina College at 
Durham. The inauguration was April 27. 

George and Lib Pullen are looking for- 
ward to seeing classmates and friends dur- 
ing commencement week. 

Philip Timberlake, who lives in River- 
side, Calif., has been awarded a foundation 
grant to visit museums in the eastern 
United States for the purpose of studying 
different types of bees. Phil is an authority 
on this subject and has collected thousands 
of these interesting insects. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Nathan Weston, whose brother, 
Cony Weston TO, died on March 22. 



'10 



E. Curtis Matthews 
59 Pearl Street 
Mystic, Conn. 06355 



Class Secretary John Leydon's son, Ted 
'41, has been named director of the Phila- 
delphia Maritime Museum. 



Charlie Cary is hibernating at his home 
in Wilmington, Del., this year. He says 
that last year's trip to the Pacific will have 
to suffice for some time. He's had three 
grandchildren graduated from Bowdoin and 
has one more now at college. Good for 
you, Charlie! You have done your part. 

Chap is still congratulating himself on 
the only "A" he received at Bowdoin, in 
psychology. They say parrots are psychic 
and that's why he liked his parrot Billy. 
If any of the class have a parrot they wish 
to park out, Chap says his charge will only 
be $50 a month. 

Clyde Deming and his good wife Eve- 
lyn have returned from a trip to the West 
Indies. Says he is busy with educational 
problems. He's seen his grandchildren and 
hopes the boys will go to Bowdoin. 

Herman Dreer is a visiting professor in 
sociology and anthropology at Kansas Wes- 
leyan University in Salina, Kan. 

Carleton Eaton has sold his home in 
Gray, Me., and has moved to Canton, 
N.Y., where his daughter resides. Said he 
was getting lonely in Gray because there 
was not enough to do. 

Frank Evans is still active in the Boy 
Scouts and Salvation Army. He has been 
to Switzerland and Austria but this year 
he plans to travel in the U.S.A. 

Bob Hale and his good wife Agnes took 



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a trip around the world last fall. Six grand- 
children, but no greats as yet! 

Allen Lander says he is as healthy as 
his 80 years permit. Keep it up, Allen, and 
plan for your 60th in 1970. 

Harry Mac is looking forward to his 
50th wedding anniversary next August. His 
oldest grandson is with the Air Force in 
Texas. 

Secretary Curt seems to be the only 
great-grandfather in the class. What is the 
trouble with the offspring of the rest of 
you guys? 

Ted Peters has passed his 80th birthday 
and is still going strong. He attended the 
St. Petersburg Alumni Club lunch in Feb- 
ruary. Ted lives in Sarasota. 

The Rev. Al Stone has been included in 
the fourth edition of the Dictionary of In- 
ternational Biography, which is circulated 
in more than 100 countries and is published 



in London. Al is still minister of Prospect 
Hill Congregational Church in Somerville, 

Mass. 



11 



Ernest G. Fifield 

351 Highland Avenue 

Upper Montclair, N. J. 07043 



Fred Lord was omitted from the list of 
Bowdoin grandfathers published in the Fall 
1967 Alumnus. His grandson, John R. 
Bass II, is a member of the Class of 1971. 



12 



William A. MacCormick. 
114 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 04538 



Dr. Burleigh Cushing Rodick has been 
presented a Certificate of Merit for Dis- 



tinguished Service to Education by the 
British publishers of the Dictionary of In- 
ternational Biography. Burleigh had his 
Doctrine of Necessity in International Law 
and his American Constitutional Custom 
favorably reviewed by English journals. 



13 



Luther G. Whittier 
R.F.D. 2 
Farmington 04938 



Chester Abbott has been reelected a di- 
rector of First National Bank, Portland. 

Paul Douglas was the Joe Patterson 
Smith Lecturer at Illinois College in 
March. He was also the subject of an in- 
terview which was published in the March 
1 issue of Forbes. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Fletcher Twombly, whose wife 



Penitentiary-System Reformer 



The prominent penologist behind the pro- 
posed heavy reforms for overhauling Ar- 
kansas scandal-wracked penitentiary system 
is a Bowdoin College man who did "time" 
in Maine's Thomaston State Prison. 

He is Austin H. MacCormick, executive 
director of the Osborne Association Inc. of 
New York, a nonprofit organization dedi- 
cated to assisting states in prison reform. 

MacCormick is the author of a report 
that constitutes the keystone to legislation 
now being considered by a special session 
of the Arkansas Legislature. He appeared 
before a legislative hearing in Little Rock 
Thursday in support of the reform pro- 
posals. 

MacCormick has been serving since Jan- 
uary 1967 as consultant to the office of 
Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller and to a spe- 
cial commission that was set up to con- 
duct an intensive study of prison conditions 
at Tucker Farm and Cummings Farm. 

When Rockefeller took office last year 
he released a report based on the previous 
year's investigation by Arkansas state po- 
lice, ordered by Rockefeller's predecessor, 
Orville Faubus. 

It produced the first shock waves of 
scandal, revealing corruption, inhuman 
conditions, sadistic practices of flogging 
and other brutality and extortion of in- 
mates for such basic needs as food and 
medical care. 

Then two weeks ago a second and larger 
wave of horror burst across the front page 
of the New York Times, exposing wanton 
killings of prisoners for sport or other non- 
sensical reasons at Cummings Prison Farm. 

Based on the original findings of the 
study by Faubus reforms have been put 
into effect at both institutions since Rocke- 
feller took office. 

The former assistant superintendent of 
Tucker Farm has been indicted. Others 
were fired. The correctional centers were 
then placed in charge of Thomas Murton. 

According to the Osborne Association, 
Murton "immediately recruited experienced 
personnel for a few key positions as a first 
step toward building up a complete staff 
of professional, technical and custodial 



personnel, abolished flogging, improved the 
food and living conditions, and made other 
constructive changes of a practical as well 
as a humanitarian nature." 

The legislature also authorized 30 addi- 
tional personnel for Tucker and 45 for 
Cummings last year and is expected to pro- 
vide more at the special session. 

"In spite of the progress at both farms, 
the situation is still far below accepted 
correctional standards," the Osborne As- 
sociation said. "The guarding (with shot- 
guns) is still done by armed prisoners, and 
it is still necessary to use prisoners in posi- 
tions involving duties and responsibilities 
that should be given only to civilian em- 
ployees." 

MacCormick, who was in Brunswick 
last weekend to attend a meeting of the 
Bowdoin Board of Overseers of which he 
is a member, told the Times-Record that 
one of his major recommendations was the 
abolition of armed prisoners as guards and 
discontinuance of the practice of flogging 
for punishment. 

In all, MacCormick's report is 55,000 
words in length and its content and rec- 
ommendations have all been approved by 
the special prison study commission. 

In talking about the "skeleton scandal" 
(the unearthing of the remains of inmates 
killed over the years), MacCormick sees 
little hope of identifying skeletons or un- 
covering the necessary evidence for prose- 
cution. 

"No matter how many bodies or skele- 
tons they find, identification will be diffi- 
cult, proof that they were killed more dif- 
ficult, and proving who killed them well 
nigh impossible," he said. 

MacCormick mentions that identification 
in cases such as this usually depends in a 
large part on dental data. Part-time dentists 
at the prison farms did little in keeping 
dental record files, he said. 

When the "skeleton scandal" broke, 
MacCormick refused to comment on it to 
news media, including the New York 
Times, the BBC and Associated Press. 

"It has been my policy in 20 years of 
surveys and troubleshooting in southern 



prison systems not to publicize bad condi- 
tions in the northern or national press un- 
less I can also tell about improvements," 
he said, adding: 

"If southern people think I am trying to 
hold their institutions up to scorn by publi- 
city of the lurid type, without showing 
what is being done to improve them, they 
would not want me to come back again. 

"This policy is in part the reason why 
the Osborne Association and I personally 
have accomplished more in the South in 
the reform and reorganization of prisons 
than any other organization or individual." 

MacCormick's interest in penal reform 
dates back to his Bowdoin days. At his 
graduation in 1915, MacCormick delivered 
a commencement address on the subject. 

Paul Douglas, former Illinois senator 
and Bowdoin graduate, was so impressed 
by MacCormick's address that he suggested 
that he take a look at Maine's Thomaston 
State Prison. Douglas, at the time, was 
writing a political and sociological history 
of Maine. 

MacCormick, with only the knowledge 
of the governor and the warden, got him- 
self incarcerated at Thomaston and lived 
there for a week in the guise of a prisoner. 

He told of making brooms and living 
in cells 3'/2 feet wide. 

MacCormick's work at Thomaston at- 
tracted the attention of Thomas Mott Os- 
borne, the nation's leading prison reform 
pioneer and founder of the association that 
carries his name. 

Osborne got MacCormick to probe the 
Portsmouth Naval stockade at Kittery. As 
a result of this, he and Osborne were 
placed in charge of prison reforms there. 

Along with his many years with the Os- 
borne Association, MacCormick also served 
on the faculty of the University of Califor- 
nia School of Criminology. 

In addition to being on the board of 
overseers, MacCormick served as Bow- 
doin's alumni secretary from 1921-28. 



Copyright 1968 Bath-Brunswick Times-Record. 
Reprinted with permission. 



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Esther died late in February while vaca- 
tioning in Florida. 



'14 



Alfred E. Gray 
Francestown, N. H. 



03043 



The Class Secretary has heard that Bill 
Farrar is in a nursing home in Brunswick 
and is gaining. 

Percy and Eleanor Mitchell are in Flori- 
da again for the winter. Since Oct. 30 they 
have been comfortably settled in an apart- 
ment in Naples. Their winter address is 
2 13 A Eighth Ave. South, Naples, Fla. 

Mrs. Phil Pope has been honored by 
the Chamber of Commerce of Walla, Wal- 
la, Wash. In January she received the 
Award of Merit, which is presented an- 
nually for outstanding community service 
over a long period of years. Mrs. Pope is 
a professor emeritus of biology at Whit- 
man College. She is a past president of the 
Phi Beta Kappa Society and was its trea- 
surer for 20 years. She is both a past presi- 
dent and state treasurer of the AAUW, a 
past president of the Archaeological So- 
ciety, an active member of the First Con- 
gregational Church and president of its 
Betty Alden group, and member of the 
Community Association, Walla Walla Val- 
ley Pioneer and Historical Association, 
Symphony Society, and Little Theater. She 
has also held office in the Camp Fire Girls 
Council and has been active in the affairs 
of the Colonial Dames, the Whitman 
Guild, and the Faculty Women's Club. 
Phil reports that he can do most of the 
things he wants to do in spite of crutches. 



16 



Edward C. Hawes 
180 High Street 
Portland 04101 



Winthrop Bancroft is the newly elected 
president of the Jacksonville (Fla.) Coun- 
cil of USO. He is also chairman of the 
Finance Committee of the Jacksonville 
Humane Society, the Duval County repre- 
sentative of the commissioner of the Flori- 
da Inland Navigation District, chairman 
of the English-Speaking Union, and a mem- 
ber of the advisory committee of the Sal- 
vation Army. He has recently retired from 
the chairmanship of the local Selective 
Service Board but is heading the Fund- 
Raising Committee for Ed Gurney, the Re- 
publican candidate for the U.S. Senate and 
a man from Maine. What is even more to 
the point, Winthrop and Anna plan to 
spend the summer at their Boothbay Har- 
bor home, where the populace knows no 
rioting and the civil rightists are at rest. 

John Baxter has been reelected a director 
of the First National Bank of Portland. He 
also has been elected a director of the 
Pejepscot Historical Society. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Larry Hart, whose wife Mireille 
died on Jan. 4 after a long illness. 

Bill Ireland has been elected to the Board 
of Trustees of Brunswick's Regional Me- 
morial Hospital. 

In a letter dated Dec. 29 Larry Irving 
wrote in part: "I continue to carry on re- 
search largely through the hands of young- 
er and abler friends and colleagues under 
the title of professor and advisory scientific 
director of the institute. I am very content 
with their capable progress. ... I find my- 
self content to work at a leisurely pace 



with still promising new research and con- 
solidation of some that has been long in 
progress. I am looking forward to a Scripps 
Institute-University of Alaska expedition 
into the ice of the Bering Sea with the 
Scripps R/V Alpha Helix under leadership 
of my longtime colleague and son-in-law, 
P. F. Scholander, ... in March and April." 



17 



Noel C. Little 
60 Federal Street 
Brunswick 04011 



James Boothby wrote in March: "We 
just returned from Mexico. We spent most 
of our time in Manzanillo, quite a spot for 
fishing. We looked over hotels and resorts 
so we could bring back first-hand informa- 
tion for our son Jim, who is too busy run- 
ning his travel agency to travel. We have 
three grandsons and two granddaughters 
whom we enjoy very much. We hope at 
least one of the boys will be a Bowdoin 
candidate by '76." 

Dave Lane reported in late January: 
"Eddie Blanchard, Bob Fillmore, Carl 
Kuebler, and I made our way into Man- 
hattan for the New York Bowdoin Club's 
annual dinner, and you may be sure that 
we found time to talk about the Grand and 
Glorious Fiftieth again. ... As an inter- 
esting sidelight for the first time in its 99- 
year history, the club invited the wives. 
Several were there to add enjoyment to the 
occasion." 



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Donald S. Higgins 
78 Royal Road 
Bangor 04401 



Bob Ewer has announced he will seek 
renomination as a state representative. A 
Republican he served in the 101st and 
103 rd Legislatures, as a representative 
from Bangor. 



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Louis B. Dennett 
Chebeague Island 04017 



Acting President Daggett invited Leland 
Goodrich to represent Bowdoin at the in- 
auguration of Martha Peterson as president 
of Barnard College on April 29. In March 
Leland delivered the final Gabrielson Lec- 
ture of the year at Colby. The title of his 
talk was "The United Nations, the United 
States, and the Response to Revolutionary 
Events." 

The Worcester Academy Alumni Asso- 
ciation has asked Cloyd Small to write a 
history of the academy. "This work is keep- 
ing me researching and reading, and out 
of mischief," Cloyd reported in March. 

Emerson Zeitler received the singular 
honor of being named Brunswick's Citizen 
of the Year at the annual town meeting in 
March. Zeit was hospitalized at the time, 
so his wife accepted the award for him. 
The citation accompanying the award said 
in part: "The reasons which we and your 
other fellow citizens in our community feel 
that you so thoroughly deserve this award 
are so numerous that the writer of the 
tribute has a very real problem in limiting 
them to a single sheet. Our admiration, 
respect, and affection for you are deep in- 
deed." Zeit is perhaps best known for his 
25 years of service to the Red Cross. He 
is a member of the Brunswick Regional 




Memorial Board of Trustees and president 
of the Pejepscot Historical Society. 



Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Avenue 
Brunswick 04011 



Our Florida crew report holding their 
own, so a tip of the hat to comrades Bark- 
er and Ridley. 

Bill Clymer wrote in February: "Since 
last May I have been resident manager of 
the Rodney Court Apartments. I find the 
job to be a very interesting and time- 
consuming activity and enjoy it as retire- 
ment fun." Bill lives in Wilmington, Del. 

In January Clyde Congdon was reelected 
treasurer and elected a director of the First 
Brunswick Federal Savings and Loan As- 
sociation. In March Clyde announced that 
he had purchased the Herbert F. White 
Insurance Agency of Topsham. 

Hugh McCurdy will retire on July 1 af- 
ter 46 years on the Wesleyan faculty. 

Class Secretary Rudy Thayer reports 
that Connie is now showing small signs 
of awareness and improving primitive fa- 
cial and swallowing reflexes with some 
auditory registry. This is considered a God- 
given plus. 

Our four members of the Governing 
Boards were on campus for regular winter 
meetings in February. All were in good 
form, but not giving any pertinent info. 



'23 



Philip S. Wilder 
12 Sparwell Lane 
Brunswick 04011 



Larry and Ruth Allen left on Feb. 16 for 
a vacation in Bermuda, Trinidad-Tobago, 
and Barbados. Larry says he had an en- 
joyable visit with his son, Frank '51, in 
November. Frank lives in San Francisco. 
Following their vacation Larry wrote an- 
other long and interesting letter, in March. 
He has kept busy operating Allen's Motel 
and Chateau in Sanford, getting up at 6 
a.m., retiring at 11:15 p.m., but frequently 
being awakened between 1 and 3 a.m. His 
wife has been equally busy at Thornton 
Academy and in the Saco school system, 
where she is a reading supervisor. In her 
spare time she tutors retarded children. 

George Davis ended a career of 41 years 
of newspapering last fall. For more than 
25 of those years he was the night news 
editor of the Portland Press Herald. 

Bob Hanscom is temporarily living at 
Lake Ossipee, East Waterboro, Me., al- 
though he is spending his winters in Flori- 
da. He retired in 1966 after 42 years of 
teaching. Bob now has three grandchildren. 

Earl Heathcote wrote in late February: 
"I am enroute to Japan, Hong Kong, and 
Taiwan. I hope to be back, according to 
plan, for our class reunion." 

A portrait of the late Dr. Edwin Hebb 
was unveiled at Rockingham (Vt.) Me- 
morial Hospital in January. The painting 
was donated to the hospital by the artist. 
Dr. Hebb, who died in 1965, was a physi- 
cian in the Rockingham-Bellows Falls area 
for more than 30 years. A building fund 
for the hospital and in his memory now 
stands at more than $17,000. 

Monte and Dot Kimball have sold their 
home in Colonia, N.J., and have moved 
to 1320 Chanteloupe Dr., Hendersonville, 
N.C. Their new home is smaller but has 
about an acre of land, mostly wooded. 



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Their daughter Lyn was married in No- 
vember. 

Elvin Latty is on sabbatic leave from 
Duke University Law School and is a visit- 
ing professor of law at the University of 
Puerto Rico. He is lecturing in both Span- 
ish and English. Elvin expects to return to 
Duke in August. 

Clifford Parcher now has two jobs. He's 
chairman of the Board of Badger & Brown- 
ing & Parcher, a Boston advertising agency, 
and director of public relations of Jordan 
Hospital in Plymouth, Mass. 

Pat Quinby served as a judge in the New 
Hampshire State Drama Festival for sec- 
ondary schools. The festival was at the 
University of New Hampshire in March. 

Vic Whitman had a very interesting ar- 
ticle in a recent issue of Down East, It was 
on his recollections of Mellie Dunham, 
"Henry Ford's Country Fiddler." 

Phil and Betsy Wilder visited Puerto 
Rico and St. Thomas in March. In San 
Juan they spent a pleasant and instructive 
afternoon with Hu Barton '32, economic 
adviser to the Legislative Assembly of 
Puerto Rico. At St. Thomas they enjoyed 
an unexpected meeting with Frank Smith 
'42 and his wife. 



'24 



F. Erwin Cousins 
17 Rosedale Street 
Portland 04103 



Marshall Baldwin has been retired since 
Nov. 1, 1966. He was with Standard Oil 
of California for 38 years. 

Francis Bishop plans to retire in June. 
He and his wife have nine grandchildren 
now. 

The Department of Geology is about to 
claim the Alumni Office as an annex, 
thanks to the thoughtfulness of the Es- 
teemed Secretary of 1924 who sent a box 
of desert roses, otherwise known as gyp- 
sum flowers. These attractive rocks, Red 
tells us, come in three varieties. The ones 
he sent are selentine (a form of gypsum) 
roses from St. David, Ariz. The Editor of 
the Alumnus, his colleagues, and the girls 
on the third floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow 
Hall thank him. 

Raoul Gosselin, founder and one of the 
partners of Gosselin's furniture store in 
Brunswick, is retiring. 

The Rev. Albert Kettell, pastor of the 
Burlington (Conn.) Congregational Church 
for the last seven years, has announced that 
he will retire on Oct. 31. 

Bradley Ross's son, Jonathan '68, and 
Susan Elizabeth Bennett, a senior at Colby 
Junior College, married in the Bowdoin 
Chapel in March. 



'25 



William H. Gulliver Jr. 
30 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 



In February Acting President Athern 
Daggett served as chairman of a three-man 
team which made a reaccreditation study 
of Farmington (Me.) State College for 
the New England Association of Colleges 
and Secondary Schools. 

Charles Hildreth has been reelected a 
director of the First National Bank of 
Portland. 

Walter MacCready reports that he still 
enjoys his retirement in the beautiful Mo- 
nadnock region of New Hampshire. To 
still-working classmates, he advises: "You 



can't take it with you, so join our ranks!" 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Asa Small, whose son Asa Jr. 
and his wife Cheryl died in a fire at West 
Phillips, Me., on Feb. 13. Asa Jr. had been 
a relief pitcher for the Columbus baseball 
team of the International League for the 
past two seasons. 



'26 



Albert Abrahamson 
P.O. Box 157 
Brunswick 04011 



Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to George Barakat, whose father 
Massoud Y. Barakat died on Jan. 26 at the 
age of 96. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Lewis Fickett, whose mother Mrs. 
Electra H. Fickett died on Feb. 19. 



'27 



George O. Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 



48010 



In January Sidney Brown was named 
manager of the newly opened East Long- 
meadow, Mass., branch of the Third Na- 
tional Bank of Hampden County. Previous- 
ly he was manager of the Longmeadow 
branch office. 

Hodding Carter was one of three men 
who were presented 1968 First Federal 
Foundation Awards, given annually by the 
University of Mississippi. The awards hon- 
or Mississippi people for their outstanding 
achievements and distinguished service in 
behalf of the state. The award ceremony 
was on March 30 in Jackson. 

George Cutter represented Bowdoin at 
the inauguration of Robben Wright Flem- 
ing as ninth president of the University of 
Michigan on March 11. 

Paul Hill has been named president of 
the Board of Trustees of Thornton Acad- 
emy. 

Ed Hutchinson has written a book which 
traces the evolution of conflicting theories 
about population growth. Entitled The 
Population Debate: The Development of 
Conflicting Theories up to 1900, it has been 
published by Houghton Mifflin Co. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Maurice Mack, whose brother 
Samuel D. Mack died on March 21. 

Alden Sawyer has been reelected a di- 
rector and executive vice president of the 
First National Bank of Portland. 



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William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 01742 



Ed Buxton wrote in March: "Am still 
peddling Latin grammar and syntax to 
long-suffering prep school boys and will do 
some coaching in baseball this spring." He's 
also master of the local Masonic Lodge. 

Winter was a busy time for Clarence 
Johnson. In January he was elected to the 
Board of Directors of the Brunswick Area 
United Fund and to the Vestry of St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church and appointed treasurer. 
In February he was elected chairman of 
the Topsham Republican Town Committee, 
and in March he was elected to the Board 
of Selectmen in Topsham. 

Don Leadbetter has been reelected to 
the Finance Committee of the Cumberland 
County Bar Association. 



Roger Luke, a senior engineer at the 
Hyde Corp. in Bath, retired at the end of 
December. A party was held in his honor 
at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. He 
had been in the engineering department at 
Hyde since 1940. 

Acting President Daggett invited Ken 
Rounds to represent Bowdoin at the in- 
auguration of John A. Hamrick as first 
president of Baptist College at Charleston, 
S.C. The ceremony was on April 2. 



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H. LeBrec Micoleau 
General Motors Corporation 
1775 Broadway 
New York, N. Y. 10019 



Frank Brown, who continues as Morri- 
son professor of biology at Northwestern, 
gave a lecture entitled "Biological Rhythms 
and Clocks" at Middlebury in February. 

Asher Horn has been elected vice presi- 
dent of the Board of Trustees of the Frank- 
lin County Savings Bank in Farmington, 
Me. Asher is president of Horn Motors in 
Farmington. He has been a member of the 
bank's board since 1951. 

In March Alden Hull wrote that his 
daughter Margot married in November 
1967, and that his daughter Deborah was 
planning to marry on April 6. His third 
daughter Judy will enter Colby Junior 
College this fall. 

Ham Oakes has recently retired, and he 
and Esther are traveling the islands of the 
South Pacific. 

Ray Schlapp wrote in February to say 
that he was fairly well recovered from an 
illness which he suffered in June 1967. 

Gorham Scott has been reelected a di- 
rector of First National Bank, Portland. 

Wolfgang Thomas and Karin Pahlman 
of Stockholm, Sweden, married at Halsing- 
borg, Sweden, on Nov. 1, 1967. 



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H. Philip Chapman Jr. 
175 Pleasantview Avenue 
Longmeadow, Mass. 01106 



Pliny Allen represented Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of Andrew Flagg as sixth 
president of North Adams (Mass.) State 
College on Feb. 11. 

Bill Altenburg appeared as Maine's ex- 
pert witness at hearings in New Hampshire 
in February. Maine is attempting to get 
air service linking it to the Midwest. 

Acting President Daggett invited Sears 
Crowell to represent Bowdoin at the inau- 
guration of Wallace B. Graves as president 
of the University of Evansville on Feb. 20. 

Bill Locke's first grandson was born on 
Dec. 18, 1967, to his daughter Elizabeth 
and son-in-law Arthur Dodge of New 
York. 

In February Vance Williams retired after 
37 years of government service. Vance be- 
gan his postal career at the Topsham Post 
Office, transferring five years later to 
Brunswick. 



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Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
14284 E. Eastridge Drive 
Whittier, Calif. 90602 



Dwight Andrews recently had a nice, 
long letter from Jake Burke, who has been 
in Syracuse, N.Y., all these years and has 
his own business as a distributor of im- 
printed items used by business and indus- 
try. Jake's two sons were graduated from 



22 



Cornell and Penn State. The former is as- 
sociated with Project Hope (hospital ship) 
and the latter is a combat medic in Ger- 
many. This will give Jake and his wife an 
excuse to go to Europe this coming May 
instead of to the Caribbean as has been 
their custom of late. 

The Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader 
had a number of nice things to say about 
Francis Appleton on Nov. 1. Seems that 
he was the only doctor to reach the scene 
of the Sept. 17 cog train accident on Mt. 
Washington. It was not the first time "Ap- 
py," as he is now known, climbed the 
mountain to do rescue work. A similar ac- 
cident injured some 41 passengers in 1946 
and Appy worked for 17 hours on the 
victims. Being a sportsman himself, he is 
not averse to going into rough country, in 
any kind of weather, to rescue others in 
distress. Hiking, skiing, flying, racing cars, 
hunting, fishing, and cycling are some of 
the many hobbies that put Appy where the 
action and the accidents are. 

An exhibit entitled "From Victor Hugo 
to Jean Cocteau" and compiled from Ar- 
tine Artinian's collection of drawings by 
French authors was on display at the 
Wellesley Library from Feb. 19 to March 
25 and at Harvard's Lamont Library dur- 
ing the month of April. 

Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Donahue have an- 
nounced the engagement of their daughter 
Geraldean to John Paterson '66 of Dallas, 
Tex. Geraldean is attending Westbrook 



Junior College and her fiance is at New 
York University Law School. A July 27 
wedding is planned. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Al Fenton, whose mother Mrs. 
Edward H. Fenton died on Feb. 21. 

Jim Flint is in Kathmandu, Nepal, as 
deputy director of the U.S. AID program 
there. His address is c/o U.S. Embassy- 
AID, APO New York, N.Y. 09674. 

Vincent Lathbury is putting most of his 
energy into a charitable psychiatric clinic 
at Rockland, which reminds us that Fran- 
cis Appleton is a staff psychiatrist at the 
New Hampshire Hospital as well as a staff 
physician. 

Parker Loring writes that his son Bill 
and Georgia Anderson married on June 
24, 1967, Parker's 34th wedding anniver- 
sary. He looks forward to more grand- 
children to add to the four already sup- 
plied by his daughter Connie. The Lorings' 
Caribbean trip this year will be to Puerto 
Rico with a group from Kora Temple of 
the Shrine. 

Harold Robinson has been elected presi- 
dent of the St. Joseph Hospital Advisory 
Board in Bangor. 

Ben Zolov, medical director of Portland 
City Hospital, also has been satisfying the 
travel bug of late. His destination was Is- 
rael and he has the slides to prove it. He 
recently showed them at the Southwestern 
Maine Dietetic Association meeting at the 
hospital. 




Harland E. Blanchard 
195 Washington Street 
Brewer 04412 



Loren Kimball wrote in February to say 
that he was wintering in Florida until 
April. Then he was going to his camp on 
Long Pond for the summer. 

Harris Plaisted was upstaged at his birth- 
day party in January, but he didn't mind. 
It was Elizabeth Cummings Tibbetts, four 
weeks old and his first granddaughter after 
seven grandsons, who did it. 



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Richard M. Boyd 
16 East Elm Street 
Yarmouth 04096 



Ray McLaughlin has announced that he 
will be a candidate for the office of regis- 
ter of probate on the Democratic ticket in 
the lune primary election. Ray has been a 
life-long resident of Skowhegan. This is 
his first bid for office, though he has been 
involved in several others, writing political 
ads and newspaper comments on issues. 

John Milliken was on the campus earlier 
this year talking with seniors interested in 
working for S. D. Warren Paper Co. 

Acting President Daggett has invited 
Ned Morse to represent Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of Marvin B. Perry Jr. as 
president of Goucher College on May 3. 



Adam, Burton Praised by Council 



In recognition of the work William S. Burton '37 did 
in nominating and urging the election of former Bow- 
doin football coach Adam Walsh to the Football Hall 
of Fame, the Alumni Council adopted the following 
resolution at its midwinter meeting: 

Whereas, Fifty-six members of the present Bow- 
doin Alumni Council out of a total membership of 
seventy-seven were undergraduates between the years 
1935 and 1959; and 

Whereas, Having been on the Bowdoin campus for 
some time during this period, these fifty-six members 
of the present Council do vividly recall the dynamic 
presence of Adam Walsh who was a member of the 
faculty of Bowdoin College as head football coach 
during this period; and 

Whereas, The entire present membership of the 
Council, and, indeed, a great number of living alumni 
of Bowdoin College, have been aware of Adam Walsh's 
prowess as former captain and center of Knute 
Rockne's famous Four Horsemen football team and 
also of the inspiration, strength and guidance that he 
later gave to Bowdoin College; and 

Whereas, One present member of the Council, 
William S. Burton '37, member-at-large, chairman, Fu- 
ture of the College Committee, member, Awards to 
Faculty and Communications Committee, recently had 
the hindsight and the foresight, the energy, time and 
persistence to nominate Adam Walsh as a candidate for 



the Football Hall of Fame and to follow up this nomi- 
nation with strenuous effort, at considerable personal 
expense of time and money, which included consider- 
able research in football archives covering Adam's 
career, and direct mailing to Bowdoin alumni as well 
as to football aficionados throughout the country with 
a privately printed brochure depicting Adam's back- 
ground and qualifications; now therefore be it highly 

Resolved, That the Bowdoin Alumni Council here 
assembled for its twenty-third midwinter meeting on 
Feb. 24, 1968, heartily expresses its profound gratitude 
to Bill Burton for jumping up (after bending over for 
three years as Adam's center) to grab the fumble of 
the delayed nomination of Adam Walsh and carrying 
the ball into the end zone of Adam's being voted into 
the Football Foundation Hall of Fame on Feb. 13, 
1968; and be it further highly 

Resolved, That the present Bowdoin Alumni 
Council here assembled completely concurs with Bill 
Burton's conviction that Adam Walsh is worthy of na- 
tional Hall of Fame recognition for his outstanding 
performance on the playing fields of Notre Dame; 
and also that this Council is convinced, and assumes 
that Bill Burton will concur, that Adam Walsh is equally 
deserving of recognition for his outstanding influence 
as a member of the faculty of Bowdoin College from 
1935 to 1958. 

Glenn K. Richards '60, Secretary 



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Very Rev. Gordon E. Giixett 
3601 North North Street 
Peoria, 111. 61604 



Jim Bassett's second novel, The Sky Sus- 
pended, will be published in May by Dela- 
corte Press. 

John Fay retired from the Port of New 
York Authority in September 1967 and 
moved to Sarasota, Fla. "So far," he wrote 
in February, "we are trying to become ac- 
climated to all the facets of the Sunshine 
State." 

Robert Kingsbury has been named to the 
planning committee of the Maine Confer- 
ence of the American Association of Uni- 
versity Professors. 

Bob Meehan, department commander 
of Maine Veterans of Foreign Wars, was 
honored at a testimonial dinner at Thomas- 
ton in February. 

Acting President Daggett has invited 
John Morris to represent Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of Samuel E. Braden as tenth 
president of Illinois State University on 
May 11. 



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35 



Paul E. Sullivan 
2920 Paseo Del Mar 
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 



90275 



Joe Fisher has been elected to the Board 
of Member-Trustees of Analytic Services 
Inc. (ANSER). A nonprofit research cor- 
poration in Falls Church, Va., ANSER as- 
sists the Air Force in the concept formula- 
tion and analysis of future weapon systems, 
and performs other sponsored research in 
the public interest. 

Dick Henry has been elected a vice 
president of the New York firm of John 
Price Jones Co., one of the nation's lead- 
ing fund raising organizations. 

Deane Thomas has been elected presi- 
dent of the Webster (N.Y.) Board of Edu- 
cation. Deane has been a member of the 
board since 1958. His son Stephen has re- 
turned from West Germany after four 
years in the Army and is attending Pitts- 
burgh (N.Y.) State College. 



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ubert S. Shaw 
6024 Wilson Lane 
Bethesda, Md. 20014 



Our apologies to Bob Ashley for includ- 
ing a note about him in the Class of 1937 
column of the Winter 1968 issue. 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dana's daughter 
Katherine and John A. Nelson of Milton, 
Mass., married in February at West Bar- 
rington, R.I. 

Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Drummund's son 
James and Jean Louise Southern, a gradu- 
ate of Wheaton College, married in Febru- 
ary. It was their son Josiah Jr. who was 
named director of development at Kents 
Hill School and not Joe, as was reported 
in the Fall 1967 Alumnus. Joe continues 
to practice law in Portland. Joe has been 
reelected a director of the First National 
Bank of Portland. 

Sidney McCIeary has been appointed 
director of traffic for the General Motors 
Assembly Division. 

Vale Marvin is pleased to report that his 
son George, a senior at St. Paul's School, 
will enter Bowdoin in the fall. 

Harry Scholefield, who continues as min- 
ister of First Unitarian Church of San 




TOOTELL '38 



Francisco, delivered a series of lectures at 
All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Okla., 
in February. 

We've received a newsclipping from the 
Boston Sunday Globe, dated Dec. 10, 1967, 
stating that Joe Skinner was to be installed 
as president of the American Society of 
Real Estate Counselors late in January 
1969. We presume the event took place 
in January 1968. 

Bill Soule has been promoted to asso- 
ciate professor of education at the Uni- 
versity of Maine in Portland. 



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William S. Burton 

1144 Union Commerce Building 

Cleveland, Ohio 44114 



In February George Bass was appointed 
state crusade chairman of the American 
Cancer Society, Maine Division. The goal 
of the drive is $175,000. 

The Rev. Sheldon Christian has been 
elected a director of the Pejepscot Histori- 
cal Society in Brunswick. 

Nate Dane spoke on the "Reality of 
Latin" at a meeting of the South Portland 
High School Latin Club in January. Also 
attending were members of the Deering 
High School Latin Club. 

Since November Bill Fletcher has been 
business manager of the Maine Trucking 
News, official publication of the Maine 
Truck Owners Association. 

"I'm a grandpa again," Bill Klaber wrote 
in February. "Daughter Joyce Barbara, still 
in Australia, gave me a second grand- 
daughter on Dec. 2. Young Bill is now in 
his first year at N.Y.U. Law. Steve is a 
junior at Case Western Reserve." 

Bill Lackey wrote in late February: "No 
news, just getting older. The copper strike 
in Arizona affects us all, to our great loss. 
The power struggle has gone way beyond 
all reasonable limits and the common peo- 
ple suffer the worst." 

The Rev. Don Woodward in February 
was named vicar of historic Trinity Epis- 
copal Church in New York City. For the 
past ten years he was dean of Grace Cathe- 
dral in Kansas City, Mo. Don will assume 
the duties of his new post on May 1. 



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Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 



Scott Marshall has moved from Naper- 
ville, 111., to Hall Hill Road, Somers, Conn. 
He is the New York regional credit man- 
ager of Sears Roebuck and Co. 

On Feb. 1 Bill Tootell became vice presi- 
dent responsible for bank security of the 
Connecticut Bank and Trust Co., Hartford. 
He assumed the duties of his new post 
upon retirement from the FBI, which he 
had served as a special agent since 1941. 



'39 



John H. Rich Jr. 
2 Higashi Toriizaka 
Azabu, Minato-Ku 
Tokyo, Japan 



Ingy Arnold reported in February: "Not 
too much news . . . still active in coaching 
Bantams, refereeing prep school games, 
and playing 'old timers' hockey. I am be- 
coming more and more interested in tree 
improvement and genetics, thanks to 
'Copey' and Otto who gave me a solid and 
sound foundation." 

Acting President Daggett invited Louis 
Brummer to represent Bowdoin at the in- 
auguration of John E. McCollister Jr. as 
president of Limestone College, Gaffney, 
S.C., on April 10. 

Art Chapman has announced that he 
will be a candidate for the Cumberland 
County (Me.) Commission on the Repub- 
lican ticket in the June primary. He is cur- 
rently chairman of the three-man board of 
commissioners. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Willard Currier, whose father 
Willard A. Currier died on March 15. 

Ben Karsokas retired from the Air Force 
in January. When he wrote, he said that 
he was planning to settle near Vandenberg 
AFB for at least a year and then will 
choose another career as a civilian. 

Austin Nichols, chairman of the Modern 
Languages Department at South Portland 
High School, is teaching a course in the 
contemporary French novel at the Univer- 
sity of Maine in Portland this semester. 

Jotham Pierce has been elected second 
vice president of the Cumberland County 
Bar Association. 

George Reardon has been nominated by 
the Chevrolet Dealers Association for the 
1968 national Benjamin Franklin Quality 
Dealer Award. George is a Chevrolet deal- 
er in Quincy, Mass. He was selected for 
his contributions to the automotive indus- 
try and for his civic activities. 

Tim Riley retired in January as presi- 
dent of the Brunswick Public Library As- 
sociation. He was presented a gift of ap- 
preciation for his 26 years of service. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Peter Wulfing, whose brother 
John M. Wulfing II '42 died on Jan. 31. 

George Yeaton's older daughter Caro- 
lyn June is a member of the faculty of 
Vassar College this year as a nursery 
school instructor in the Department of 
Psychology. His younger daughter Ruth 
Ann is a sophomore at Wagner College, 
Staten Island, N.Y. 

LEYDON '41 




24 



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Neal W. Allen Jr. 

epartmcnt of History 
Union College 
Schenectady, N. Y. 12308 



Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Lloyd Akeley, whose mother Mrs. 
Ada C. Akeley died on Jan. 28. 

Class Secretary Neal Allen has been 
named to the John Bigelow professorship 
of history at Union College. The chair 
was established in 1948 as a memorial to 
the Union College alumnus who served as 
consul to Paris in the Lincoln administra- 
tion and is credited with swinging French 
public opinion to the side of the Union. 

Morris Davie's biography has been in- 
cluded in the Fourth Edition of the Dic- 
tionary of International Biography. 

Lawrence Spingarn's fourth collection of 
poems, Madame Bidet & Other Fixtures, 
was published in Great Britain and the 
United States by Perivale Press in Febru- 
ary. The book comes in both hard and 
soft covers, and anyone wishing to pur- 
chase a copy may write to Larry at 13830 
Erwin St., Van Nuys, Calif. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Kirby Thwing, whose brother 
Roger W. Thwing died on Jan. 18. 

Kirby wrote in January: "I have been 
with Longmeadow (Mass.) High School 
as a guidance counselor since October 1966 
after 15 years in the Holyoke, Mass., 
school system. Son Bill '64 is half way 
through his tour of duty in the Saigon 
area as a lieutenant in the Army's Counter 
Intelligence Service. Kirby Jr. (U.Mass. 
'67) is marrying Beth Eastman of Seekonk, 
Mass., on Jan. 13 and both are taking 
Air Force commissions in February." 

Ross Wilson has been presented the Sil- 
ver Beaver Award and the Order of Merit 
of the Boy Scouts of America, according 
to the Feb. 21 issue of the Menlo Park 
(Calif.) Recorder. The Silver Beaver 
Award is the highest that an adult in 
Scouting can receive and is given annually 
by the national office. The Order of Merit 
was presented by the Live Oak District 
Council for noteworthy volunteer services 
cf exceptional character to boyhood, both 
in Scouting and in the territory which the 
district serves. The Live Oak District is 
comprised of East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, 
Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley, and 
Ladera. Ross has served as chairman of 
the district, committee chairman of Troop 
64, committee chairman of Cub Scout 
Pack 64, and neighborhood commissioner, 
to name only a few of the posts he has 
held. He has been involved in the Scouting 
movement for 37 years. 



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Henry A. Shorey 
Bridgton 04009 



Len Cronkhite, who is a brigadier gen- 
eral in the Army Reserve, has been se- 
lected to command the new Army Reserve 
Command being opened in Boston. The 
command will direct reserve units not as- 
signed to one of the 45 general officer 
commands presently in the force structure. 

Dave Dickson wrote in February: "We 
have just moved (Feb. 1 ) to Washington, 
where I have begun work as provost and 
academic vice president of Federal City 
College, a new and the first general uni- 
versity to be wholly publicly supported in 
the District." 




KEYLOR '42 



RIMER '43 



Ted Leydon has been named director 
of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum. 
At the time of the announcement of his 
appointment, the museum was installing 
the world's first underwater museum, which 
was scheduled for completion in April. 

Everett Pope is president of the recent- 
ly merged Workingmen's Co-operative 
Bank of Boston and the Uphams Corner 
Co-operative Bank of Dorchester. The 
banks have combined under the name of 
Workingmen's Co-operative Bank. 

Rodney Ross and his wife visited with 
their son Airman First Class Rodney Ross 
Jr. at McDill AFB, Fla., in February, 
then went on to San Juan, Puerto Rico. 
They returned to Bath in late March. 



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John L. Baxter Jr. 

603 Atwater Road 

Lake Oswego, Ore. 97034 



Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Paul Akeley, whose mother Mrs. 
Ada C. Akeley died on Jan. 26. 

Arthur Benoit has been elected a direc- 
tor of the First National Bank of Portland. 

Bob Davidson was named acting dean 
of State University College, New Paltz, 
N.Y., in March. Previously he was the 
director of continuing education there. 

In March Lindo Ferrini was named ex- 
ecutive director of Hilltop Children's Ser- 
vice, a newly formed nonprofit charitable 
agency that provides educational and treat- 
ment services to emotionally disturbed 
children and their families in the Spring- 
field, Mass., area. 

Paul Hazelton has been named to the 
planning committee of the Maine Confer- 
ence of the American Association of Uni- 
versity Professors. 

Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Herrick have an- 
nounced the engagement of their daughter 
Sara to 1st Lt. Kenneth M. Iwashita of 
the Air Force. They plan to marry this 
summer. 

Bob Kennedy has been named merchan- 
dising manager for Dennison Manufactur- 
ing Co.'s Coated Paper Division in Fram- 
ingham, Mass. He's been with Dennison 
since 1947. Before his new appointment 
he was a section head in chemical research. 

In January Art Keylor was appointed to 
an important new position in Time Inc.'s 
corporate management, supervising five 
major operations. The vice president of 
Time's Production Department and Sub- 
scription Service Department, the president 
of Printing Developments Inc. (a Time 
Inc. subsidiary), the president of Selling 
Areas-Marketing Inc. (another subsidiary 
company), and the director of technology 
report to Art. At the same time Art re- 
linquished his duties as publisher of For- 
tune, which he assumed in December 1966. 



The Maine Executive Council has con- 
firmed Governor Curtis's appointment of 
Horace Sowles as chairman of the Motor 
Vehicle Dealer Registration Board. The 
action was taken in February. 

Mario Tonon has been elected president 
of the Brunswick Golf Club. 

The Rev. Dave Works, executive vice 
president of the North Conway Institute, 
was among 35 churchmen appointed to 
the National Council of Churches task 
force on alcoholic problems in February. 



J A O j° hn 

/Xu'S 3,2Pi 

JjC^/ South 



F. Jaques 
ne Street 
Portland 04106 



Bill Beckler, director of Longview Farm 
in Walpole, Mass., a school for disadvan- 
taged boys, spoke at a special assembly 
at Bridgton Academy in February 

Bob Cinq-Mars is teaching music in the 
Saugerties, N.Y., school system. 

Phil Cole, owner and president of the 
Architectural Woodcraft Corp. in Vassal- 
boro, was the subject of an interesting 
article in the Feb. 17 edition of the Ken- 
nebec Journal. Since Phil started his busi- 
ness in 1950, his work force has expanded 
from four to nearly 30 men. The company 
has manufactured doors, windows, frames, 
trim, cabinets, and paneling for many 
schools, churches, hospitals, post offices, 
etc. in New England. He moved his busi- 
ness to Vassalboro in May 1967. 

Bob Johnson spoke at a meeting of the 
Personnel Directors Association of South- 
ern Worcester County (Mass.) in Febru- 
ary. Bob is the lens manufacturing manager 
of American Optical Co. 

Paul LaFond has been promoted to the 
rank of Marine colonel. The ceremonies 
took place on Feb. 6 at the Recruit Depot 
in San Diego. Paul is serving there as as- 
sistant chief of staff G-4. 

Acting President Athern Daggett '25 
represented Bowdoin at the inauguration 
of Bob Morse as the first president of Case 
Western Reserve University on April 27. 

Irving Rimer has been named vice presi- 
dent for public information of the Ameri- 
can Cancer Society. Irving has been with 
the Society for the past ten years, coming 
to it as program director. Before that, he 
had been executive director of the National 
Public Relations Council for Health and 
Welfare Services. He is still a member of 
the Council's Board of Directors. 

Lester Simon brought us up to date on 
his activities with a note in March. He 
wrote: "We're celebrating our 14th year 
in Mendham, N.J., a quiet rural town 40 
miles west of New York City in the moun- 
tain country. My family consists of wife 
Maria, three girls, and a boy. Claudia and 
Jeff are in high school. Amy and Kate are 
in grade school. Tennis is important to 
the whole family. I am partner of one of 
the leading firms in corporate acquisitions 
and mergers, Arthur H. Richland Co. I 
am also president of Lester Simon & Co. 
Inc., located in the Seagram Building, 375 
Park Ave., New York City." 

Laurence Stone has been named a vice 
president of the Federal Reserve Bank of 
Boston. He has been with the bank since 
1954. 

Harlan Taylor has assumed duties as 
manager of the physics laboratory at Air- 
craft Research Laboratories in Hartford. 
He also has been named a corporator of 
the Savings Bank of Manchester, Conn. 



25 



Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Eliot Tozer, whose mother Mrs. 
Kathleen G. Tozer died on March 17. 



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Ross Williams 
23 Alta Place 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10710 



Roy LaCasce will spend the 1968-69 
academic year as a member of the staff 
of the Woods Hole (Mass.) Oceanographic 
Institution. Roy, who will be on sabbatic 
leave from Bowdoin, will join the Depart- 
ment of Geophysics at the Institution. 

Lou MacCartney wrote in February: 
"Have a possible member of the Class of 
1990 ordered for delivery in May — that 
is, if Bowdoin is coed by then. The present 
three (11, 10, and 9) are looking forward 
to the arrival of a sister to balance the 
family." 

Charlotte Richards, Eddie's widow, 
writes that she and their children have been 
busy. Their oldest daughter Linda is a 
junior at the University of Massachusetts. 
Carol and Holly, their twins, are high 
school seniors and are awaiting college 
acceptances. Both are interested in teach- 
ing but will not go to the same college. 
"David," she adds, "is the real boy his 
father would want him to be. Right now 
he is wild about all sports and only mild 
about his fifth grade work. I hope, in the 
future, that he will strike a happy medium 
that might satisfy Bowdoin's admission re- 
quirements." 

Dr. George Sager has been elected presi- 
dent of the Cumberland County Medical 
Society. 

Acting President Daggett has invited 
Lacey Smith to represent Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of Rhoten A. Smith as presi- 
dent of Northern Illinois University on 
May 24. 

Bob Stuart is seeking the Republican 
party nomination for the newly formed 
1 1th district of the Maine Senate. The 
new district includes Brunswick, where 
Bob lives and practices dentistry, Cumber- 
land, Freeport, North Harpswell, Yar- 
mouth, and Pownal. 

Ross Williams, associate director of 
Hudson Laboratories at Columbia, was 
one of the participants in this year's Col- 
loquium Series, sponsored by Columbia's 
Department of Electrical Engineering. He 
read a paper, "Applications of Electrical 
Engineering to Acoustical Oceanography," 
in February. 



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Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bill Bailey, whose mother Mrs. 
Katherine Dow Bailey died on March 4. 

Lew Milliken is part of a three-man 
team which has devised a method for ex- 
tracting dye from samples of colored paper 
and analyzing it by chromatography. The 
method can be helpful not only for identi- 
fying multicomponent dyes but also for de- 
termining characteristics of paper constitu- 
ents and dyes in preparation for mill runs. 
Lew works for National Bureau of Stan- 
dards Institute for Materials Research, a 
part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

Earl Ormsby has left Socony Mobil Oil 
Co. and is a tax manager with Aiken In- 
dustries Inc. in Clifton, N.J. 



CARAS '48 




Bob Patrick was the editor Treatise on 
Adhesion and Adhesives, Volume I, a copy 
of which he has given to Bowdoin. 

Herb Sawyer has been elected to the 
General Committee of the Cumberland 
County Bar Association. 

Bob Whitman wrote in March to say 
that he was planning to marry Nancy M. 
Hendry on April 5. 



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Morris A. Densmore 

933 Princeton Boulevard, S.E. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 49506 



Malcolm Chamberlain is on a two-year 
assignment with the Dow Chemical Co.'s 
Human Health Research and Development 
Laboratories in Indianapolis. He expects 
to return to Dow's Midland, Mich., head- 
quarters upon completion of the assign- 
ments. His address is 8323 Stafford Lane, 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

Bob Donovan has been elected presi- 
dent of the Cumberland County Bar As- 
sociation. He's a partner in the law firm of 
Jensen & Baird and has been assistant cor- 
poration counsel for the city of Portland 
since 1951. 

Bill Johnson has been promoted to the 
rank of lieutenant colonel in the Air Force. 
He's living at 5011 Roslyn Road, Annan- 
dale, Va. 

Cortland Mathers has been elected vice 
chairman of the Brockton (Mass.) School 
Committee. Cortland has been a member 
of the committee for the past six years. 

Paul Niven continues to do significant 
programs for National Educational Tele- 
vision. Among his recent ventures as the 
Washington correspondent for N.E.T. was 
to commentate "A New England Town 
Meeting" which originated in Corinth, Me., 
on March 18. This assignment enabled 
Paul to be on the campus for the appear- 
ance of Senator Eugene J. McCarthy earli- 
er the same day. 

Bob Porteous reports that his oldest son 
Robert III was elected football captain at 
Belmont Hill School for the 1968 season. 
"This is his first year at B.H.S., where he 
has played for the most part as a defen- 
sive halfback," Bob wrote in February. 

Dr. Stanley Sylvester has been elected 
secretary-treasurer of the Cumberland 
County Medical Society. 



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Kenneth M. Schubert 
5 Harvey Court 
Morristown, N. J. 07960 



Leonard Bell has been elected to the 
Board of Directors of the American 
Friends of the Hebrew University, an or- 
ganization that fosters the teaching and 
research programs of Israel's foremost in- 
stitution of higher education. 

Acting President Daggett invited Bob 



Burroughs to represent Bowdoin at the in- 
auguration of Glenn Terrell as president 
of Washington State University March 17. 

Dr. Clement Hiebert left Feb. 29 aboard 
the SS Hope for a two-month tour in Cey- 
lon. On board was a staff of 150 physi- 
cians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and 
technologists who worked with their coun- 
terparts in classrooms, laboratories, and 
wards aboard the ship and in hospitals, 
clinics, and medical schools ashore. 

Since last September Guy Leadbetter 
has been chairman of the Department of 
Urology at the University of Vermont 
Medical Center and College of Medicine. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Shep Lee, whose brother Dr. 
Harold Lee '45 died on April 4. 

In January McGraw-Hill published a 
book by John Magee Industrial Logistics: 
Analysis and Management of Physical Sup- 
ply and Distribution Systems. John con- 
tinues to be a senior vice president of 
Arthur D. Little Inc. 

Bob Morrell has been elected a director 
of the First Brunswick Federal Savings 
and Loan Association. He's also been 
elected to the board of the Brunswick-Bath 
Mental Health Association. 

John Robinson has been reelected a di- 
rector of First National Bank, Portland. 



48 



C. Cabot Easton 
2 Tobey Lane 
Andover. Mass. 01810 



Don Bloomberg wrote in January to 
say that he had been appointed administra- 
tor of Doctors Hospital, Staten Island, in 
June 1967. In February he planned to 
move to 85 West Cedarview Ave., Staten 
Island, N.Y. 

Sheldon Caras has been elected second 
vice president of New England Mutual 
Life Insurance Co., Boston. 

The Cab Eastons became the parents of 
Margaret Beth Easton on Dec. 30, just in 
time for Cab to claim another tax deduc- 
tion. Cab, who is assistant director for de- 
velopment at the Harvard Graduate School 
of Design, reports that the school is near- 
ing successful completion of its fund-rais- 
ing drive. He hopes that matters will be 
well enough in hand for him and Ruby to 
enjoy the class reunion. 

Ralph Keirstead is a mathematician with 
the Stanford Research Institute and is liv- 
ing at 228 Marvin Ave., Los Altos, Calif. 



'49 1 



ra Pitcher 
RD 2 
Turner 04282 



Danny Dayton has been elected a senior 
vice president of Cushman & Wakefield. 
Danny, a specialist in corporate office 
leasing, was formerly a vice president of 
the real estate company which he joined 
in 1955. He has been a director since 1962. 

Joe Shortell is the prosecuting attorney 
for the city of Anchorage, Alaska. He mar- 
ried Patricia Jo Ann Leahy of Seattle, 
Wash., on Sept. 16, 1967. Their home ad- 
dress is 1376 13th St., Anchorage. 

A paper by Dick Wiley, "Limiting Cus- 
tomer Territories and Classes of Custom- 
ers," was published in A Primer on Unlaw- 
ful Restraints in Marketing and Distribu- 
tion: Proceedings of the First New England 
Antitrust Conference, which came out in 
February. 



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MATHER '50 



TROUBH '50 



'50* 



ICHARD A. MORRELX. 

Brcckan Road 
Brunswick 04011 



Brooke Aker was elected vice president 
of the Montgomery (Pa.) Bar Association 
in January. He is a partner in the firm of 
Smith, Aker, Grossman, and Hollinger in 
Norristown, and is a specialist in estate 
and probate law. 

Pete and Dana Barnard live at 5 1 Dover 
Terrace, Westwood, Mass., where they 
have a backyard full of large Bowdoin- 
type pines and a small pond with wild Mal- 
lards. Pete is enthusiastic about his work 
as director of development at Pine Manor 
Junior College in Chestnut Hill. He is ac- 
tive in the Bowdoin Club of Boston as an 
admissions aide and as chairman of a spe- 
cial committee to study the relationships 
and problems of the Boston Club and sat- 
ellite Bowdoin alumni groups in the 
Greater Boston area. 

Acting President Daggett has invited 
Barney Barton to represent Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of Malcolm C. Moos as presi- 
dent of the University of Minnesota on 
May 9. 

Dr. Joe Britton has opened a medical 
practice in Rochester, N.H. 

Mike Carney has been promoted to as- 
sistant cashier and manager of the Canal 
National Bank's Brunswick office. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Ken Catlin, whose father Ernest 
H. Catlin died in February. 

Al Edwards' wife reports that all is go- 
ing well for them in Gorham, Me. Al is 
assistant treasurer of the Gorham Savings 
Bank. They have four children, Pamela 
(14), Lisa (11), Marcia (9), and Jona- 
than (2). 

Marshall Hills is teaching a course in 
business management in the University of 
Maine at Augusta Evening Extension 
School. 

John Jacobs has been elected a director 
of the Berlin (N.H.) Savings Bank and 
Trust Co. He is treasurer of Jacobs In- 
surance Inc. and a partner in the Berlin 
Real Estate Agency. 

Roy Knight has been given the addition- 
al title of director of development. He's 
been Bowdoin's executive secretary since 
February 1966. 

Mort Lund's Cruising the Maine Coast, 
whose publication was announced earlier, 
received a highly favorable review in the 
Bath-Brunswick Times-Record. 

Fred Malone wrote in January: "The 
middle of this coming summer should see 
Nancy and me leaving Abadan. Although 
now with the title head of systems analy- 
sis, I find myself acting as a consulting 
chief analyst for a number of companies. 
Conversion to the IBM 360/65 makes us 
one of the larger computer installations in 



this part of the world— but management 
still lags far behind technology. We are 
considering a return to Colorado or an- 
other overseas position." 

Walt Mather has been elected an as- 
sistant vice president of Marine Midland 
Grace Trust Co. of New York. Previously 
a personal trust officer, he heads the Spe- 
cial Services Section of the bank's Personal 
Trust Department at 250 Park Ave. 

Dick Morrell has announced that he will 
not seek another term as Brunswick's repre- 
sentative to the State Legislature. Dick has 
been named to the Brunswick Supervisory 
Board of First National Bank, Portland. 

On May 1 Class Agent Sandy Sistare 
becomes director of public relations at St. 
Paul's School. In the fall he will also teach 
a couple of courses. His family will join 
him after school's out. 

Erwin Stinneford wrote in March: "I 
have finally taken the plunge to go into 
business for myself. I became the distribu- 
tor for VISIrecord Inc. the first of this 
year. I have enjoyed the experience of 
running my own show, but it can put some 
grey in your hair." 

Bob Swann has decided to leave his pres- 
ent position as a school principal to return 
to his first love, science teaching. 

Boardman Thompson has been elected to 
a three-year term as a ruling elder of the 
First Presbyterian Church in Deerfield, 111. 

Dominic Toscani wrote in March: 
"We're awaiting the arrival of our eighth 
child. Meanwhile, I am keeping busy with 
my law practice and as chairman of Penn- 
sylvania Citizens for Nixon." 

Ray Troubh has been admitted as a 
general partner in the investment banking 
firm of Lazard Freres & Co., New York. 
Ray joined the firm in 1958 and became 
secretary and treasurer of the Lazard 
Fund Inc. In his new position he is a 
member of the firm's New Business De- 
partment. 

Pete Van Voast has left teaching after 
six years. He was admitted to the Maine 
Bar in September and is now employed by 
Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Portland. 

In January Dave Verrill was installed 
as president of the Rockland (Me.) Kiwa- 
nis Club. 



'51 



Louis J. Siroy 
1 Richmond Street 
Nashua, N. H. 03060 



John Anthonakes has been appointed to 
the Future School Needs Committee in 
Needham, Mass. 

John Blatchford has been named execu- 
tive president and trust officer of Merchants 
National Bank in Bangor. 

Burton Gottlieb is a hospital administra- 
tor at Pineland Hospital in Pownal, Me. 

Keith Harrison has been appointed di- 
rector of marketing for the Plastics and 



S*L <3* 



n 



MURRAY '51 




Resins Division of American Cyanamid 
Co., Wallingford, Conn. 

Tom Juko, chairman of the Department 
of English at Woodstock (Conn.) Acad- 
emy and director of the Woodstock Music 
Festival, has been appointed to the ad- 
ministrative staff at the University of Read- 
ing in England. He will be associated this 
summer with the Foreign Study League 
in a program involving five weeks of study- 
ing English drama in Reading and one 
week of sightseeing in Paris. 

Dr. Ted Kaknes, who practices optome- 
try in Bath, has been elected vice president 
of the Southern Maine Optometric Assoc. 

Charles Lermond is an applications en- 
gineer at Bausch & Lomb. His children are 
now 16 and 12. He and his family live at 
2 Evandale Road, Rochester, N.Y. 

George Murray has been elected a senior 
vice president of Hayden, Stone Inc. At the 
same time he was reelected a director of 
the investment firm. George joined Hayden, 
Stone in 1959 as manager of the La Jolla, 
Calif., office and moved to New York as 
a vice president in 1964. 

Ted Rand has been appointed headmas- 
ter of Meadowbrook School, Weston, Mass. 



'52 



Adrian L. Asherman 
21 Cherry Hill Drive 
Waterville 04901 



Hank Baribeau has been appointed to 
the Canal Bank's Bath-Brunswick-Booth- 
bay Harbor Advisory Board. 

Bill Boucher has been elected assistant 
vice president of the American Mutual 
Life Insurance Co., Wakefield, Mass. Bill 
has been with American Mutual since 1955. 
He was manager of group underwriting for 
the company at the time of his election. 

Randolph Cady has been named hard- 
wood products marketing manager of Wey- 
erhaeuser Co. in Fitchburg, Mass. He 
joined the company in 1960 as assistant 
distribution center manager in the Cam- 
bridge office. 

Heinrich Gleissner is consul general of 
New York City for Austria. His address 
is 2 East 83rd St., New York. 

Andy Lano wrote in March: "With the 
addition of John Andrew on April 24, 
1967, we are six in number: Mom, Melody, 
Maureen, Andy II, John, and Pop." 

Don Richter and Elizabeth Caroline 
Wolder married in December at Rye, N.Y. 

Dick Swann ran unopposed in March 
for a two-year term as library trustee in 
West Bridgewater, Mass. Earlier Dick was 
named vice president and cashier of the 
First County National Bank. 

John Williams reported in January that 
he and his family had moved to 239 Cen- 
tral Park West in New York City. 

Robley Wilson received an M.F.A. from 
the University of Iowa in February. 



'53 



Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon, M.D. 
1418 Alewa Drive 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 



Joe Aldred has been elected to the Gen- 
eral Committee of the Cumberland County 
Bar Association. 

Dave Dodd has been appointed manager 
of advertising and sales promotion in the 
Marketing Division of Smith Kline & 
French Laboratories. Dave joined Smith 
Kline & French in 1957 as a marketing re- 
search analyst. In 1962 he became a prod- 



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uct planning supervisor and four years 
later was named group product manager, 
the position he held until this appointment. 

Bill Hartley wrote in March: "Our 
fourth child and fourth daughter, Christine 
Cameron Hartley, arrived on March 29, 
1967. The insurance agency is progressing 
nicely but like so many businesses today 
it is very hectic. Weekends find us in our 
new, other home in Jackson, N.H. It is a 
ski chalet which we built last fall and 
really enjoy." 

Paul Lewis, formerly the assistant man- 
ager of Forbes & Wallace's downtown store 
in Springfield, Mass., has been reassigned 
to corporate buying duties for Forbes & 
Wallace Budget Stores' coats, suits, sports- 
wear, dresses for the Massachusetts, Pough- 
keepsie-Kingston, and Schnectady divisions. 

Johnes Moore has been named the Salem 
State College representative to the Massa- 
chusetts Association for the Marine Sci- 
ences. He is an assistant professor of biolo- 
gy at Salem. 

Pete Mundy has resigned as director of 
business systems at Edwards Co., Norwalk, 
Conn., to join IBM's data processing divi- 
sion headquarters in White Plains, N.Y. 

Pete Runton has been appointed manager 
of manufacturing at Metcom Inc., a manu- 
facturer of microwave tubes and systems 
in Salem, Mass. Pete is responsible for all 
phases of the company's manufacturing, 
including production planning and pur- 
chasing. 

Charles Swanson and Mrs. Dorothy Mat- 
son Swift married at Worcester, Mass., on 
Dec. 30. 

Warren and Francie Weatherill are 
pleased to announce the arrival of Philip 
H. Weatherill on Jan. 24. 



'54 



Horace A. Hildreth Jr. 
Suite 507 

465 Congress Street 
Portland 04111 



Dave Caldwell has been appointed su- 
pervisor of packaging at Sylvania Electric 
Products Inc. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bob Cleaves, whose mother Mrs. 
Mary S. Cleaves died on March 17. 

Hugh Colliton has been named manager 
of the Harvard Square office of Estabrook 
& Co., stockbrokers. 

Herbert Cousins has been promoted to 
assistant tour foreman at International Pa- 
per Co.'s Androscoggin Pulp Mill in Liver- 
more Falls. 

Fred Dalldorf wrote in February: "I 
am still teaching and doing research in 
the School of Medicine at the University of 
North Carolina. Chapel Hill is not much 
larger than Brunswick, but the winters are 
grand. We have sailing all year." 

John Friedlander has been appointed 
headmaster of Northwood School after 
serving nine months as acting headmaster. 
The school is in Lake Placid, N.Y. 

Horace Hildreth is seeking the Repub- 
lican nomination for Congress from 
Maine's First District. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Harvey Levine, whose mother 
Mrs. Esther F. Levine died on March 21. 

Al Lilley has become a member of Mil- 
bank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, 1 Chase 
Manhattan Plaza, New York City. 

Leonard Mulligan has been named to 
the Balh-Brunswick-Boothbay Advisory 
Board of Canal National Bank. 

Dave Nakane is still with Japanese Air 




FRIEDLANDER '54 



Lines. He is the assistant manager of 
JAL's Sales Audit Division head office in 
Tokyo. In March he attended an IATA 
Clearing House Revenue Accounting Sub- 
committee meeting in Paris. He reports 
that wife Joyce and daughter Mitsuko are 
in good health. 

The Rev. Gordie Stearns has succeeded 
his father as minister of music at First 
Church of Christ, Congregational, West 
Hartford, Conn. 



'55 



Lloyd O. Bishop 
Wilmington, College 
Wilmington, N. C. 28401 



Acting President Daggett invited Phil 
Cummings to represent Bowdoin at the in- 
auguration of Wesley W Posvar as chancel- 
lor of the University of Pittsburgh on 
March 27. 

John Haynes wrote in February: "I am 
still with the Foxboro Co., now in its Wil- 
mington, Del., office as senior sales en- 
gineer. The children (Jed, 6, Jimmy, 4, 
and Judy, 3), Jan, and I moved here in 
August and are getting acquainted with 
an area new to us." 

Pete Hetherington wrote recently: "I've 
left the Hong Kong clothing venture due 
to the riots in Hong Kong last year and 
returned to the cosmetic business with 
Christian Dior Perfume Corp. as a district 
sales manager based in San Francisco." 
Pete's home address is 119 Coral Drive, 
Orinda, Calif. 

John Ingraham has been named man- 
ager of Central Maine Power Co.'s Dover- 
Foxcroft District. He was manager of 
the Pittsfield office before his promotion. 

Dave Lavender was a member of the 
faculty of an American Alumni Council 
conference on annual giving at Chicago 
in March. Dave is director of development 
at Carleton as well as our class agent. 

The Rev. Victor Reigel has been named 
Episcopal archdeacon of Hudson County, 
N.J. 

Dave Starkweather, an assistant pro- 
fessor of public health at the University 
of California at Berkeley, has been con- 
ducting a study of hospital needs in the 
Cloverdale, Calif., area. He was inter- 
viewed by a local newspaper in February. 
At the end of the article, the paper con- 
cluded: " We doubt the hospital board 
could have found a more qualified person 



at a reasonable price to give it professional 
advice." 

Harvey Stephens has become a partner 
in the law firm of Brown, Hay & Stephens 
in Springfield, 111. It is the oldest law firm 
in Illinois. Lincoln was a member of the 
firm from 1837 to 1841. 

Joe and Mary Tecce became the parents 
of their fourth child and second daughter, 
Maria Adams Tecce, on Jan. 11. 



'56 



P. GlRARD KlRBY 

345 Brookline Street 
Needham, Mass. 02192 



Henry Britt wrote in March: "I just ar- 
rived in Taiwan for a two-year MAAG 
assignment as an aircraft maintenance ad- 
viser to the 2nd Depot, Chinese Air 
Force." His wife and two children accom- 
panied him. 

Norm Cohen has become a member of 
the firm of Palmer Dodge Gardner & Brad- 
ford, 53 State St., Boston. 

Don Dean is working in the Controller's 
Department at Rockefeller Center Inc. He 
is involved with the current expansion of 
Rockefeller Center, which will include sev- 
eral new office buildings. 

George de Lyra had an exhibit of paint- 
ings hanging in the lobby of Hauck Audi- 
torium, University of Maine at Orono, 
during February and March. 

George Heselton, Gardiner city solici- 
tor, is seeking the Republican nomination 
to the Maine House of Representatives in 
the June primary. 

Phil Lee wrote in January: "I completed 
my doctoral work in May and was awarded 
a degree in August. Spent the summer in 
Paris and ran into Ray Kierstead at the 
Bibliotheque Nationale. I have been named 
acting chairman of the French Department 
at Macalester College, where I am an as- 
sistant professor of French." 

Al Marshall reported in March that he 
had received an M.B.A. from the Univer- 
sity of Delaware in June 1967. 

Kyle Phillips writes: "I have just finished 
giving lectures on the material from Murlo, 
and I must say that the material has caused 
a stir. We have found an early Etruscan 
site (around 550 B.C.) which has archi- 
tecture! The terra-cotta revetments are of 
excellent quality, well preserved and nu- 
merous. I am pleased, naturally, but real- 
ize how much work we have to do. The 
finds are some of the best which have 
come out of Tuscany." 

Tom Wilder, senior metallurgist with 
the Ledgemont Laboratory of Kennecott 
Copper Corp. in Lexington, Mass., has 
been named recipient of the Rossiter W 
Raymond Award by the American Insti- 
tute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petro- 
leum Engineers. The award is given an- 
nually for the best paper published in the 
fields of mining, metallurgical, and petro- 
leum engineering. 

In January the Maine Jaycees named 
Lloyd Willey one of its three outstanding 
young men of 1967. Lloyd is vice president 
and general manager of Canteen Service 
Co., Bangor. The citation accompanying 
the award noted that "primarily as a re- 
sult of his efforts" Canteen's volume in- 
creased 140 percent between 1958 (when 
Lloyd joined the firm) and 1967. Lloyd 
was also praised for his service as a direc- 
tor of Family Child Services, the Cerebral 
Palsy School, the YMCA, and the United 
Fund. 



28 



'57 i 



ohn C. Finn 
6 Palmer Road 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 



Major John Collier and Anne Carol 
Wood, an alumna of the University of 
Maryland and North Carolina State Col- 
lege, planned to marry in May, according 
to an announcement received in March. 
The wedding was to take place at Fort 
Bragg, N.C., where John is senior aide-de- 
camp to the commanding officer. 

Al Cushner has entered into a partner- 
ship for the general practice of law under 
the firm name of Mishara, Pollock and 
Cushner. The firm is located at 15 Court 
Square in Boston. Al's home address is 40 
Homestead St., Newton. 

In January Dr. John Dow was cited by 
the Jaycees for his service to the commu- 
nity of Pittsfield. J. P., who has practiced 
there for several years, is the town's health 
officer, president of the Pittsfield Kiwanis 
Club, and secretary of the Somerset Coun- 
ty Medical Association. 

Tom Fraser has been transferred from 
manager of quality control to assistant 
manager of finishing and shipping at Ox- 
ford Paper Co.'s Rumford, Me., mill. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bob Gamble, whose father Rob- 
ert S. Gamble died on Jan. 21. 

In January Dr. Phil Howard was named 
acting director of medical education at 
Memorial Hospital, Worcester, Mass. 

Major Ed Langbein spoke at the annual 
guest day observance of the Woman's Lit- 
erary Union Book Review Club in March. 

Dick Lyman will become an assistant 
professor of history at Simmons on July 1. 
He has been an instructor there since 1966. 

Massachusetts State Representative John 
McGlennon was one of two featured 
speakers at the Greater Acton Jaycees Dis- 
tinguished Service Award-Distinguished 
Citizen Award banquet in January. 

Ed Parsons wrote in March: "I am fin- 
ishing my second-year residency in in- 
ternal medicine at Boston VA Hospital. I 
will begin a fellowship in pulmonary dis- 
eases at Mass. General Hospital in July." 

Del Potter wrote in March: "I am work- 
ing with General Electric out of 570 Lex- 
ington Ave. in New York. Have occasional 
visits with Ken DeGroot, Brian Flynn, Art 
Perry, and the rest of the brothers in town. 
Don Rundlett's number two son arrived on 
Dec. 18." 

Bill Stevenson is a senior technical repre- 
sentative of Hercules Inc. He is living on 
Ivy Lane in Lombard, 111. 

Hank Thomas reports: "Moved to South 
Freeport, Me., last August, moving up with 
the W H. Nichols Company's new Port- 
land manufacturing plant. Our three boys 
are wild about South Freeport and we 
think chances are good that they will get 
to be sailors next summer. They are al- 
ready fishermen." 

Major Bob Wagg wrote in October: 
"Just completed the Army Aviation Safety 
School at the University of Southern Cali- 
fornia. Will leave for duty in Vietnam on 
Oct. 29. Eddie and the boys will stay in 
McAllen and spend the year digging out 
from the effects of Hurricane Beulah." 

Clem Wilson and his family have moved 
to a new home in West Hartford, Conn., 
at 70 Grennan Road. The "new" home is 
50 years old and is keeping Mary Lou 
busy, as are Steven (8), David (6), and 
Ellen (1V£). Clem is teaching English in 



the West Hartford school system and is in 
charge of the audio-visual program for his 
school. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wishart became the 
parents of their second daughter and third 
child last November. 



'58 



John D. Wheaton 
10 Sutton Place 
Lewiston 04240 



Major Dick Allen wrote in January to 
say that he had had a slight change in 
plans as far as going to Vietnam was con- 
cerned. He had just returned from Heidel- 
berg and was going to take a three-month 
language course at Fort Bliss, Tex., before 
going to Vietnam in May. He regretted 
not being able to be here for our reunion. 

Brad Beckwith wrote in February to say 
that he was planning to attend our 10th 
reunion. 

Norman Beisaw wrote in February: "I 
just completed a year of orthopedic sur- 
gical residency at Children's Hospital, Bos- 
ton. Now it's on to Mass. General Hospi- 
tal for another year of orthopedic training. 
. . . Nan and the three offspring are fine." 

Dick Burns and Pete Gass '57 ran for 
office in the town of New Castle, N.Y., 
last fall. "Unfortunately," Dick wrote in 
February, "Democrats in this town are in 
short supply and we lost." 

Bill Daley has been promoted to mar- 
keting supervisor-promotion by the South- 
ern New England Telephone Co. Bill has 
been with the company since 1962. 

Jack Ferris and Diana Rankin married 
at St. Petersburg, Fla., on June 9, 1967. 
They are living in Silver Spring, Md. 

Lt. Cdr. Pete Fredenburgh and his fam- 
ily are living in Puerto Rico. Pete is as- 
signed to Roosevelt Roads Naval Station. 

Dick Hillman's wife wrote in March: 
"Our family of five, including Kim (7), 
Debbie (5), and Carter (2), is living in 
Churchville, Pa., and is enjoying the Bucks 
County countryside. Dick is with Smith 
Kline & French as administrative and pro- 
duction manager of the Feed Additives 
Group. We see the Don Marshall and Jack 
Hansen families frequently, but we haven't 
been back to Maine for some time. Hope 
we can break the latter habit." 

Henry Hotchkiss and Lee Revere mar- 
ried at Brooklyn on March 2. Lee is an 
alumna of the University of Miami. 

Marv Kraushar wrote in January: "I 
will complete my tour of duty in the Pub- 
lic Health Service in June. I will then be- 
gin an 18-month fellowship in retinal de- 
tachment surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear 
Infirmary in Boston." 

Matt Levine and his family moved from 
Auburndale to Needham, Mass., in the past 
year. Robert Snow, now about a year old, 
gets along reasonably well with Laura and 
Jonathan. 

Dave Manyan wrote recently: "Received 
my Ph.D. in biochemistry last June from 
the University of Rhode Island. I will be 
working for the next two years at the Uni- 
versity of Miami Medical School on a Na- 
tional Institutes of Health postdoctoral 
fellowship. My wife is expecting our first 
child in April. Our address here is 53 N.W. 
105th St., Miami." 

Fran Marsano is the co-chairman of the 
Hildreth for Congress campaign in Waldo 
County. The Hildreth is Horace Hildreth, 
Class of 1954. 

Dick Michelson wrote in March: "The 



Boeing Co. continues as my employer, and 
I currently manage an organization in the 
Commercial Airplane Division which is re- 
sponsible for the application and develop- 
ment of operation research technology for 
the design, development, and marketing of 
Boeing aircraft. We recently bought an- 
other home which we are enjoying. We 
like the Seattle area." 

The Walter Moultons became the par- 
ents of Catherine G. Moulton on Feb. 2. 

Dr. John Riley has returned from a 
year's tour off Vietnam aboard the USS 
Repose. He is stationed at the Naval Hos- 
pital at Oakland, Calif. 

Pete Rockaway has joined the staff of 
the Macomb County (Mich.) Friend of 
the Court. 

John St. John wrote in January to say 
that he returned from Vietnam in June 
1967 and was presently with the Combat 
Developments Command at Fort Eustis. 

Bob Sargent wrote in February: "Glad 
to report that on March 9 I will be clear- 
ing Vietnam to rejoin Jane, Rob (7), and 
Ann (5)." 

Mark and Dianne Smith became the 
parents of Jennifer Moore Smith on Nov. 
28, 1967. 

Colby Thresher wrote in February: "Last 
year was a big year with the birth of our 
first son, Scott Colby, in November. This 
followed a September transfer from Port- 
land to Springfield, Mass. We miss the fre- 
quent Bowdoin visits, but Anita and I look 
forward to our 10th in June." The Thresh- 
ers are living at 3 Memory Lane, Wilbra- 
ham, Mass. 

Roger Titus has been named assistant 
vice president of First National Bank of 
New Bedford, Mass. 

Gordie Weil wrote in January: "Daugh- 
ter Anne Inger was born on July 13, 1967. 
in Brussels. I have virtually completed 
study, conducted under a Rockefeller Foun- 
dation grant, on common-market foreign 
policy. In the coming months I will be 
working on a book on the Benelux govern- 
ments. My wife Roberta is an economic 
consultant to several Brussels banks." 

Al Woodruff is getting out of the Air 
Force. For the past two years he has been 
chief of medicine at Sewart AFB, Tenn. 
He's building a medical building in Bar- 
rington, R.I., and plans to begin practice 
of internal medicine there this summer. 
Their fourth child and first son Zachary 
Luman was born on Nov. 7. 



'59 1 



RENDAN J. TEELINO, M.D, 
32 Opal Avenue 
everly, Mass. 01915 



Dick Adams has been promoted to as- 
sistant vice president of New England Mer- 
chants National Bank. 

Mike Brown wrote in March: "After the 
birth of our second child Pamela Beth in 
August 1967 we moved in November to 
Scarsdale, N.Y. I am associated with the 
New York law firm of Simpson Thacher 
and Burtlett and am specializing in labor 
law." 

Jim Carnathan has received a National 
Science Foundation grant to examine com- 
petitive behavior of children in an operant 
situation. Jim is an assistant professor of 
psychology at Wheaton College, Norton, 
Mass. 

John Christie was the principal speaker 
at the Bath Lions Club's fifth annual Sport- 
man's Banquet in March. 



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BRIGHTMAN '60 




'60 



Rev. Richard H. Downes 
226 East 60th Street 
New York, N.Y. 10022 






Bill Dunn has been named assistant cor- 
porate auditor by Sinclair Oil Corp. He 
assists in administering the internal audit 
effort of the corporation through offices 
in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Tulsa, and 
Caracas. 

Rod Forsman wrote in March to say 
that on Feb. 13 their third child and sec- 
ond son Dana Roderick was born. "With 
family expenses mounting, I've decided to 
get working on a book. By next year I 
hope to be well into a work on develop- 
mental cognition, with particular emphasis 
on infancy." Lest any of you think he's 
planning a few experiments on Dana, we 
should note that Rod is teaching psychol- 
ogy at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Bob Gorra's stable of horses now totals 
11. He's racing them at Roosevelt and 
Yonkers. Bob continues to be a produc- 
tion manager for Morton Salt Co. 

Dave Hunter is in his second year with 
Cresap, McCormick & Paget as a consul- 
tant in the institutional division. He and 
Diana are thrilled with New York living. 

Lew Kresch writes: "My company has 
grown very rapidly during the year. We 
now have 35 employees. Just opened a 
Boston office and completed a private offer- 
ing. Cybernetics appears to be well on its 
way." 

Navy Lt. Chris Main wrote in Febru- 
ary: "Am presently executive officer of 
the Bridget out of San Diego, Calif. Saw 
Mike Rodgers last January in Long Beach. 
He is the CO of the USS Rexburg." 

John Perkin wrote in January: "After 
2Vi fabulous years in Montreal, I returned 
to Connecticut in December and joined 
the Electronic Products Division of Perkin- 
Elmer. It manufactures potentiometers for 
the aerospace industry. My sales area con- 
sists of New York and New England, 
which will seem like four city blocks com- 
pared with the vast regions of Quebec and 
the Maritimes." 

Dr. Brendan Teeling was the guest 
speaker at the March 12 meeting of the 
Beverly (Mass.) Hospital Nurses Alumnae 
Association. 

Gene Waters wrote in March: "Carol 
and I are still getting settled in our new 
home in Cumberland. We were blessed 
with another son, Glenn Stewart (our sec- 
ond), on March 13, 1967. Last year I was 
assigned as a division manager in the Home 
Office Agency of Union Mutual Life In- 
surance Co." 

Zeke Zucker wrote in March: "I was 
transferred in September from my assign- 
ment as operations officer of the missile 
destroyer Richard E. Byrd to Ohio State 
University. I'll be here for two years of 
Naval postgraduate study in geodetic sci- 
ence. Yasuko and the two children, Mi- 
chael (2) and Lisa (9 months), are enjoy- 
ing this 'civilian life' almost as much as I 
am. Our address is 864 Weldon Ave., Co- 
lumbus." 



Pete Anderson has been awarded the 
Army Commendation Medal for his work 
as the senior legal officer at military in- 
stallations at Fort Meyer and Arlington, 
Va. Pete was on active duty from June 
1963 until September 1967. The award 
was presented at the Army Reserve Center 
at Bangor in December. He is a member 
of the 428th Civil Affairs Co. in Caribou. 

Floyd Barbour is the editor of The 
Black Power Revolt, which was published 
this spring by Porter Sargent Publisher. 

Jim Blake is teaching English part-time 
at Newton (Mass.) South High School. 

Bruce Bockmann has moved to 150 
Henry St., Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. He is 
working for Morgan Stanley & Co. He be- 
came the father of a second daughter, Jill 
Oliphant Bockmann, on Oct. 9, 1967. 

Jon Brightman has been named agency 
manager of the Saginaw (Mich.) office of 
Travelers Insurance Co. He joined the 
company in 1960 at the home office in 
Hartford, Conn., and in 1963 was assigned 
to Columbus, Ohio, as a field representa- 
tive. In 1965 he was named supervisor and 
two years later was promoted to assistant 
manager. 

Henry Bruner is serving a church 25 
miles east of Cleveland, in Newbury, 
where he and his family live at 14936 Au- 
burn Road. 

Steve Burns became the father of Cather- 
ine Watt Burns on Jan. 9. 

Mr. and Mrs. Phil Clifford have returned 
to their home on Main St. in Yarmouth. 
For the past two years Phil has been study- 
ing at the Graduate School of Business 
and Public Administration at Cornell. He 
received a master's degree in February and 
is working for Bath Iron Works. 

Dr. Charles Crummy has been transfer- 
red from Hawaii to Bethesda Naval Hos- 
pital in Bethesda, Md. 

George and Meredith Entin became the 
parents of their third child Melanie Faith- 
Ellen Entin on Nov. 14, 1967. 

John Gould has been elected to associate 
membership in the Public Relations Society 
of America. 

Bobby Hawkes has been named head 
football coach of Worcester Academy. 

Bob Hohlfelder, an assistant professor of 
history at Wisconsin State University-Osh- 
kosh, has been awarded a summer fellow- 
ship from the National Endowment for the 
Humanities. He will be investigating ar- 
chaeological remains in the harbor at 
Kenchreai, Greece. Part of a staff of five 
professional archaeologists, eight graduate 



ISAACS '61 (RIGHT) 




students, and 60 Greek workmen, Bob's 
duties will be those of a numismatist. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bruce McCombe, whose father 
George W McCombe died on March 2. 

Charles Mylander wrote in March: "I 
passed my comprehensive exam in opera- 
tions research last June and my university 
oral exam in January. Completion of my 
thesis in mathematical programming is all 
that stands between me and a Ph.D. in 
operations research from Stanford." 

Alan Peterson has been promoted to as- 
sistant vice president of Rockland Trust 
Co., according to an announcement in the 
Plymouth, Mass., Old Colony Memorial. 

Chris Seibert wrote in February: "I am 
finishing my master's thesis on phosphate 
rocks of northeastern Utah and expect to 
graduate in June. After that I may work 
for an oil company. During these troubled 
times, it is certainly a nice feeling to have 
one's entire military obligation out of the 
way." 

Bob Spencer, who holds the Chartered 
Life Underwriters designation, has been 
admitted as a general partner to Goodwin, 
Loomis & Britton. 

Bob Swenson is working as an advertis- 
ing sales representative for Motor Age, a 
Chilton Co. trade publication. Bob and 
his wife are expecting another child to join 
Beth (6'/ 2 ) and Craig (IVi). 

Phil and Judy Very became the parents 
of their sixth child Heather on Jan. 20. 

John Vette has left Morton Salt and is 
with Black & Decker in Central America. 
His address is Apt. 1569 Sue. No. 1, Co- 
lonia Escalon, San Salvador, Rep. De El 
Salvador. 



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Lawrence C. Bickford 
588 Park Avenue 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10703 



Pete Bergholtz has been promoted to 
equipment installation supervisor for per- 
sonnel by New England Telephone Co. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Class Secretary Larry Bickford 
whose father Ralph H. Bickford died un- 
expectedly on March 26. 

John Bradford has become general man- 
ager of Sebasco Lodge & Cottages. 

Mai Brawn has been promoted to execu- 
tive special agent for the Andover Cos. 

Dave Carlisle has been elected a loan 
officer of State Street Bank and Trust Co. 
He and Susan continue to live at 15 Bell- 
vista, Brighton, Mass. 

Dave Corsini received his Ph.D. from 
the University of Minnesota and is with 
the Department of Psychology, University 
of Georgia, Athens, Ga. Dave writes that 
his wife Jean and children Renee (5) and 
Andreas (3) are fine. 

Charles Cross wrote in February: "I 
am currently stationed at Fort Wainwright, 
Fairbanks, Alaska. My wife Irene and I 
survived the June 1967 earthquake, the 
August 1967 flood, and 50 degrees below 
zero weather this winter." They are living 
at 1166 Ivy Drive in Fairbanks. 

Pete Hanson has moved from Royal 
Oak, Mich., to 8 Heights Road, Suffern, 
N.Y. He is a salesman with Consolidated 
Paper Co. 

Jerry Haviland was on the campus earli- 
er this year recruiting seniors for Mobil 
Oil Corp. 

Bill Isaacs was named "Regional Man 
of the Year" for his outstanding sales 



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achievement and overall performance in 
the North Pacific Region for Chas. Pfizer 
& Co. Inc. Bill lives in Carmel Valley, 
Calif. 

Jerry Isenberg wrote in March: "On Feb. 
18 I married the former Carole Schor in 
New York. Mai Cushing, Mayer Levitt, 
and Jim Cohen were ushers. I am working 
as a studio executive with Columbia Pic- 
tures Corp. in Hollywood." 

Dave McLean has left the Winchester 
(Mass.) Star, which he edited for AVi 
years, to become managing editor of In- 
stitutions, a Chicago-based magazine be- 
longing to Medalist Publications Inc. It is 
the nation's fourth largest trade publication 
and caters to top management readers in 
the food service and lodging industry. 

Dustin Pease, formerly a research asso- 
ciate with Bowdoin's Public Affairs Re- 
search Center, has been named coordina- 
tor-director of the Washington County 
Regional Action Agency. 

Don Prince wrote in March: "I left the 
Air Force in May 1967 and joined IBM as 
a systems engineer. After the birth of 
daughter Debbie we purchased a home in 
Tacoma. We are busy painting and making 
other general changes. Hope to be east this 
year to renew many friendships." 

The Charlie Prinns have announced the 
birth of their first child Elizabeth, born on 
Jan. 17. 

Bert Quant's address is Oranje Nassau- 
laan 41, Bilthoven, The Netherlands. Bert 
finished his law studies in 1964 and joined 
the Bar shortly afterward. He is with a 
firm in Utrecht. He and Anne-Marie have 
two children, Heleen (2Vi) and Albert- 
Joost ( 14 months). His family was in good 
health when he wrote in February. 

Tom Saxton and Georgina MacKay 
Keddie married at Wallingford, Conn., in 
December. Georgina attended Borough- 
muir Senior School in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Herman Segal wrote in March: "I'm 
living in Cambridge, Mass., and am com- 
pleting a senior residency year in internal 
medicine at the Boston VA Hospital. Next 
year I will start a cardiology fellowship. 
Then comes the Navy." 

Frank and Liselotte Thomas have moved 
to 15 Noddehoi Holte, Copenhagen, Den- 
mark. 

Dave White has been promoted to assis- 
tant news editor of the Baltimore Sun. He 
and Barbara, along with Laura and 
Charles, their children, now live in an old 
town house in Baltimore. 

The Class is well represented at M.I.T. 
with Charlie Wing a research associate in 
the Department of Earth Science and John 
Moore an assistant professor of material 
sciences. 



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Lt. Ronald F. Famiglietti 
911 Cornell 
Schaumburg, 111. 60172 



Dan Alvino wrote in January: "Since 
graduating from Boston University School 
of Education I have been employed at 
Southampton College of Long Island Uni- 
versity. I am currently serving as dean of 
men. My wife, the former Florence Pru- 
sienski of Hempstead, Long Island, and I 
have a 3 Vz -year-old quarterback named 
Michael. He is torn between attending 
Bowdoin and Yale." 

Gene Boyington is a sales representative 
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is teaching second grade. Number-one son 
"Tiger" is 21/2. 

Reginald Burleigh is a captain in the 
Army and an attorney in the Judge Ad- 
vocate's Office at Fort Jackson, S.C. His 
address is 61-B Gregg Circle, Columbia. 

Ed Callahan and his family have moved 
into a new home at 18 Sherwood Ave., 
Peabody, Mass. Ed and Cynthia recently 
became the parents of a son, Stephen Ed- 
ward. They now have a boy and a girl. Ed 
still works for H. J. Dowd Paper Co., 
Cambridge, Mass., as a salesman. 

Capt. Paul Constantino wrote in Febru- 
ary: "While still serving as a legal officer 
I have unfortunately changed my locale 
from sunny California to rainy Da Nang, 
Vietnam. I recently met Dr. Jack Sack, 
USN, who is serving with the Corps out 
here. Soon I will be joined by Lt. Bill Nash 
'63, also a Marine lawyer, who is presently 
stationed at Camp Butler, Okinawa." 

Jack Craig has left Palo Alto, Calif., and 
is a professor of history at the University 
of Virginia. 

From March through September 1967 
Art DeMelle and his family were living in 
London, where Art was one of three audit 
managers participating on an international 
staff exchange with Price Waterhouse & 
Co. While they were abroad they had an 
opportunity to spend a week's holiday in 
Malmo, Sweden, with Gunnar Hjert '65 
and his family. In the photo with Gunnar 
and Art are their children, Magnus and 
Jenni. 

Fred Field has received a Ph.D. from the 
University of Florida at Gainesville and is 
an instructor at the University of Florida 
Medical Center. 

Dr. Peter Karofsky wrote in January: "I 
am enjoying my first year of residency in 
pediatrics at University of Wisconsin Hos- 
pitals in Madison. Judy, Jill, and I are 
quite grateful to Bob Cross '45 who has 
kept us up to date with his excellent peri- 
odical, Whispering Pines." 

Capt. Leonard Lee and his wife are liv- 
ing at 68 Wordsworth Way, Winnipeg, 
Manitoba. Leonard will be stationed in 
Canada until August 1970 as an exchange 
officer with the RCAF. 

Skip Magee wrote in February: "Suz- 
anne and I are living at 30 Spring Lake 
Gardens, Spring Lake, N.J. Suzanne is 
teaching in Brick Township, N.J., and I 
am still practicing law in Asbury Park." 

Pete Mone is practicing law with Baker 
and McKenzie in Chicago, in their litiga- 
tion department. He wrote in February: 
"I've completely recovered from my 
wounds in Vietnam and am still very much 
of a hawk in regards to the war. The year 
in Vietnam was a very interesting and re- 



warding experience, although I must admit 
that I am very happy to be at home with 
my wife once again." Pete's address is 
10437 South Hale, Chicago, 111. 

Dave Roberts wrote recently: "I've been 
somewhat out of circulation these last 
couple of months, courtesy of 'mono' — at 
my age yet! Between mono and a thesis 
I've been rather inactive. I continue blow- 
ing clouds around interstaller space with 
the aid of a computer. In a sense it's al- 
most an experimental thesis — now at the 
beginning of the first-draft stage." Dave is 
working on his Ph.D. in astronomy at 
Case Western Reserve. 

Fred Rollinson was on the campus earli- 
er this year talking with students interested 
in careers with Atlantic Richfield Co. 

Denis Rousseau is an assistant professor 
of physics at the University of Southern 
California. 

Glenn Saunders wrote in February: "My 
wife Sonni and son Mark will be return- 
ing to North Conway with me about March 
10 after being stationed in Germany with 
the Army for 2V2 years." 

Phil Simpson has been separated from 
the Army and is a student at Wharton 
School of Finance and Commerce. His ad- 
dress is 320 South 43rd St., Philadelphia. 

Capt. Jon Story is stationed in Vietnam. 
His address is Headquarters 2nd Battalion, 
319th Artillery, 101st Airborne Division, 
APO San Francisco, Calif. 96383. 

Mike Sussman has been named assistant 
administrator at St. John Hospital, Detroit, 
Mich. He formerly was on the administra- 
tive staff of Bronx Hospital. 



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Charles Micoleau 
31 Chapel Street 
Augusta 04330 



Andrew and Karen Allen are living in 
San Francisco while he serves a dental in- 
ternship at Letterman Army Hospital. 

For the past year and a half Frank Ciac- 
cio has been associated with the New York 
law firm of Burlingham Underwood Barron 
Wright & White, a firm with a general prac- 
tice, specializing in admiralty law. One of 
its senior members is Herbert Lord '39. 

Rick Copeland and Susan Jordan mar- 
ried on Feb. 3. They are living in New 
York and Rick is working for First Nation- 
al City Bank. 

Dick Engels' wife wrote in February to 
say that Dick will complete his year tour 
in Vietnam in June. In the meantime his 
address is Capt. Richard Engels, MACV 
Advisory Team 52, APO San Francisco, 
Calif. 96357. 

Mark Goldberg, who has been in Viet- 
nam since January, has been promoted to 
captain in the Army. He commands a 
headquarters company at a 1,300-bed con- 
valescent center north of Saigon. 

Capt. Joe Gordon and Elke Hirschberg 
married at Marburg, Germany, on Jan. 18. 
Elke is a graduate of Marburg Junior Col- 
lege and is a student at the University of 
Giessen in Marburg. Joe is stationed at 
Diisseldorf, where they are living until they 
return to the United States this spring. 

Pete Grossman wrote from Manila, 
where he is with Bancom Development 
Corp., in January. He reported that Howie 
Levine is a captain in the Army. "I ex- 
pected to see him this month in Manila on 
an R and R visit, but he has opted for 
Hongkong and I don't blame him." Pete 
had recently visited with Bill Kruse, and 



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he had had a card from Wayne Adams 
who is serving in Vietnam. 

Tim and Linn Hayes are living at 717 
Belden Drive, Los Altos, Calif. Tim writes: 
"It is hard to imagine you whizzing across 
the ice in Maine while we sit in an apricot 
orchard in the midst of the monsoon sea- 
son. We do miss Maine, especially during 
the holidays, but we are glad to have the 
experience here." Tim has given the Bow- 
doin Library a copy of his thesis, Electron 
Energies and Effective Pairwise Interactions 
in a Binary Alloy of Simple Metals. 

Leonard Johnson has been promoted to 
lieutenant in the Navy. He is a pilot aboard 
the carrier Shangri-La with the Sixth Fleet 
in the Mediterranean. 

Bill Kruse has been in the Far East for 
the State Department since February 1967 
and has been in Saigon since June 1, 1967. 
He completed his active duty with the 
Army in December 1966. He is a medical 
supplies adviser. His address is USAID/ 
PH/M/L, Phu Tho, APO San Francisco, 
Calif. 96243. 

On March 16 the Bronze Star was award- 
ed posthumously to Marine Lt. Allen R. 
Loane for heroism in action on Aug. 19 
and Sept. 4, 1967. The ceremony was at 
the South Weymouth, Mass., Naval Air 
Station. Nathan Dane '37 and Glenn Rich- 
ards '60 represented the College. 

Since January Class Secretary Charlie 
Micoleau has been the legislative research 
director of the Maine Democratic party. 

Blaine Murphy and Sidney Rogers mar- 
ried at Swampscott, Mass., on Feb. 24. 
Sidney is a graduate of Mount Holyoke 
College and is a fashion coordinator at 
Jordan Marsh in Boston. They are living at 
9 Lynn Shore Drive, Lynn, Mass. 

Lt. (jg.) Al Nagel has been in Saigon 
since October 1967 with the intelligence 
division of USMACV. He hopes to return 
to New England this fall. 

Charles Peterson is teaching German at 
South Portland High School. His address 
is 18 Glenwood Ave., Portland. 

Bowdoin has awarded Garcelon and 
Merritt Scholarships for medical study to 
Mike Richmond and Phil Stone. 

Brian Rines expects to receive a Ph.D. 
from the University of South Carolina in 
June. His mailing address is Department 
of Psychology, University of South Caro- 
lina, Columbia, S.C. 

Norm Robinson wrote in February: "I 
have left the world of public accounting 
and am studying for a Ph.D. in counseling 
psychology at Stanford University School 
of Education." 

Charles Shea enlisted in the Army in 
July 1967. He is stationed at Fort Belvoir, 
Va. His wife, who has been teaching in 
Waldoboro, was planning to join him as 
soon as possible. 

Dick Winslow wrote in February: "After 
completing four years at Columbia Uni- 
versity College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
I married Elizabeth Fachler Hahn of Glad- 
wyn, Pa. She attended Wheaton College 
?nd is a graduate of Columbia's School of 
Nursing. I am presently interning at Belle- 
vue. Next year I plan to be on an Indian 
reservation in the Public Health Service." 

Capt. Dave Wollstadt has been assigned 
to an air base just outside Saigon and says 
his job will be squadron section command- 
er for the 377th Security Police Squadron, 
which he describes as "the Air Force ver- 
sion of MP's." His address is 377th Se- 
curity Police Sq., Box 5167, APO San 
Francisco, Calif. 96307. 



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Lt. David W. Fitts 
Quarters 2324-B Broadmoor 
Fort Lewis, Wash. 98433 



Bowdoin has awarded Garcelon and 
Merritt Scholarships for medical study to 
Walt Christie, Jim Haddock, and Pete 
Odell. 

Steve Codner has moved to suburban 
Philadelphia. He is a head programmer 
and assistant data processing manager at 
Abington (Pa.) Memorial Hospital. He and 
his wife have a son Peter, born last June. 

Dave Cohen was graduated from Boston 
College Law School in June 1967. He is 
presently clerking for Judge Frank M. Cof- 
fin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 
First Circuit. In August, at the end of his 
clerkship, he will become associated with 
Berman, Berman, Wernick & Flaherty in 
Portland. 

Pete Fenton was the author of "A Criti- 
cal Look at CASC Libraries" in the Janu- 
ary '1968 issue of the Council for the Ad- 
vancement of Small Colleges Newsletter. 
Pete has been a staff associate of CASC 
since September 1967. 

Fred Filoon was on the campus earlier 
this year interviewing students interested 
in careers with First National City Bank of 
New York. He and bride Randi are living 
at 10 Mitchell Place, New York City. 

Class Secretary Dave Fitts has completed 
his studies at B.U. Law School and has 
been admitted to the Massachusetts bar. 
He is presently serving two years in the 
Army. He and Bette became the parents 
of a second son, Jeffrey, on Jan. 24. The 
first, David III, "is reluctantly adjusting to 
the new member of the family." 

Bob Frank wrote in March: "I was ad- 
mitted to the Massachusetts bar in Novem- 
ber 1967. Our first child, Elizabeth Snow 
Frank, was born on Dec. 9." 

Christos Gianopoulos is a graduate stu- 
dent in political science at American Uni- 
versity and a member of an administrative 
research task force with the Agency for 
International Development's Vietnam Af- 
fairs Bureau. 

Dave Henshaw was all set to begin study 
for a Manchester University Diploma in 
Drama when he was invited by Local 
Board 5 to take a different course of study. 
"Having survived basic training at Fort 
Benning," he wrote in January, "and hav- 
ing come out first in my class at Fort Lee 
(Va.) Supply School, I left the U.S. for 
Heidelberg, Germany. I am working as the 
supply man for the Army Garrison in 
Frankfurt. Thanks to a year with Profes- 
sor Riley I can manage to get a meal, and 
I am looking forward to improving enough 
to find an apartment by the time my wife 
gets here. My address for the next two 
years, Uncle Sam permitting, is USAR 
Taunus District, APO, New York, N.Y. 
09757." 

John Hill wrote in January: "I am now 
a captain stationed at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. 
I am engaged to Jean Brush of Brunswick 
and we plan to marry in August." 

Bennett Howe was graduated from 
VISTA training in March and is spending 
a year working in St. Petersburg, Fla., with 
Suncoast Progress Inc. 

Rick Jackson is finishing work for a 
Ph.D. at Indiana, where he has been work- 
ing in X-ray crystallographic studies. He 
expects to study at Birkbeck College in 
London on a National Cancer Institute 
Fellowship later this year. 



Dave McDowell wrote in January: "I 
am completing a master's at Wesleyan 
this year while my wife works in the Wes- 
leyan library. Plans beyond June are in- 
definite. We see Dave Hirth and family in 
Wallingford frequently and would be hap- 
py to hear from any friends passing 
through Middletown." 

Dick Mack expects to graduate from 
Tufts Medical School in June and then be- 
gin an internship in pediatrics. 

Lt. (jg) David Mechem and Robin Riker 
Barrett married at Orange, N.J., in Janu- 
ary. Robin is a graduate of Skidmore. 
Dave, who recently returned from Viet- 
nam, is stationed at Governor's Island. 
They are living in West Orange, N.J. 

Russell Miller is working for Prudential 
Insurance Co. in Newark, N.J., as an in- 
vestment analyst in the Bond Department. 
He and Nancy became the parents of 
Laura Miller on Jan. 23. Nancy received 
a master of arts degree from Columbia 
University in September 1967. 

Mike Napolitano and Edwina Hodorow- 
ski married at Riverdale, Md., on Dec. 23. 
The new Mrs. Napolitano was graduated 
magna cum laude from Marywood College. 
Like her husband, she is a mathematician 
with the Department of Defense at Fort 
Meade, Md. They are living at 5516 Karen 
Elaine Drive, New Carrollton, Md. 

Tom Oliver, back from Nigeria with the 
Peace Corps and now assistant to the di- 
rector of special projects for VISTA, was 
featured in an article, "The Middle-Class 
Revolutionaries Are Home," which ap- 
peared in the January 1968 issue of Ma- 
demoiselle. Tom was quoted as saying, 
"Between the two, the tougher game is in 
VISTA." 

Art Ostrander is a graduate student at 
the Indiana University School of Music 
and is teaching there. He and Caroline 
Fisher of Arlington, Va., plan to marry in 
June. 

Rodney Porter is a graduate student at 
Farmington (Me.) State College. 

Jack Reed and Patricia Yarborough 
married in March. Patricia is the daughter 
of an Army major general. Jack is still in 
the Special Forces. 

Larry Segal and Ina Zatulove married at 
Millburn, N.J., on Dec. 21. Ina is a gradu- 
ate of Lesley College, Cambridge, Mass., 
and is a third-grade teacher in Reading. 

Capt. Peter Stonebraker left for duty in 
Vietnam in April. He's in the Army. 

Bob Taylor wrote in January: "Shelley 
and I send our best to everyone, particu- 
larly those friends who have proven to be 
far better correspondents than we. We're 
looking forward to '68 and return to the 
States, friends, and civilian status, although 
the Army and Okinawa have been extreme- 
ly enjoyable. I am assigned to the First 
Special Forces Group and have been for- 
tunate to travel and work extensively in 
many Asian countries. Post-military plans 
include graduate study in Southeast Asian 
affairs." 

Phil Walls hopes to receive an M.D. 
from Tufts in June. He plans for a rotating 
internship next year and after that plans 
to go on active duty with the Navy. 

Steve Weiss wrote in January: "Since 
June I have been working at the Federal 
Reserve Bank of Boston as an assistant 
industrial economist in the Research De- 
partment. I'm also a doctoral candidate 
across the river, in search of a dissertation 
at Harvard." 

Mike Wood wrote in February: "Since 



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October 1967 my wife Cele and I have 
been in the Philippines with the Peace 
Corps. I am an associate Peace Corps 
representative and plan to stay in Asia for 
about three years. Peter Small is here with 
the Coast Guard, but is enjoying himself 
anyway." 



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Lt. James C. Rosenfeld 
3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry 
APO New York, N. Y. 09036 



Dick Andrias wrote in January: "The 
Army gave me an early out and I was able 
to begin law school at Columbia in Septem- 
ber. Hardly a week goes by that I don't 
run into a Bowdoin man here on the cam- 
pus or about the city. I hope to see more 
of those in New York as work becomes 
more familiar." 

Pete Aranson is a member of the De- 
partment of Political Science at the Uni- 
versity of Rochester. 

Chris Emmet wrote in December: "Af- 
ter graduating from Cornell Business 
School I moved with wife Anne and sons 
Chris and Pete to the New York area, 
where I work as an institutional salesman 
for the First Boston Corp., 20 Exchange 
Place, New York." 

Steve Farrar wrote in February: "Cur- 
rently trooping over the frigid wastelands 
of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in basic train- 
ing as part of six months of active duty." 

Harold Noel has been promoted to the 
rank of lieutenant junior grade in the 
Navy. He is aboard the USS Caiman, 
which has San Diego as its home port. 

Bob Peterson wrote in January: "After 
two years in the Army during which I was 
a platoon leader for 13 months in Korea 
and a company commander at Fort Dix, 
I am now employed in the Mortgage and 
Real Estate Department of Connecticut 
General Insurance Co." 

Steve Putnam and Pamela Schirmer of 
Wellesley Hills, Mass., married on Dec. 9. 

Bowdoin has awarded a Garcelon and 
Merritt Scholarship for medical study to 
Clayton Shatney. 

Sanders Smith has moved from Berkeley 
Heights, N.J., to 815 North Humboldt St., 
Apt. 405, San Mateo, Calif. He is a sys- 
tems engineer with IBM. 

Richie Van Vliet and Marie-Josephe 
Parizon married at Monteau-les-Mines, 
France, on Dec. 11, 1967. They have re- 
turned to Rhode Island where Richie is 
continuing his graduate work in French at 
Brown. 

Al Willett and Linda Opitz married on 
Dec. 30 at Tacoma, Wash. They are living 
in New York where Al is employed by 
Midland Marine Grace Bank. 

Al Woodbury and Deborah Eayre mar- 
ried in January at Jenkintown, Pa. Deborah 
is a graduate of Penn State. They are liv- 
ing in Philadelphia while Al pursues law 
studies at Temple. 



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Daniel W. Tolpin 

374 Chestnut Hill Avenue 

Brookline, Mass. 02146 



Army Lt. Cy Allen received the Air 
Medal in Vietnam on Dec. 25. He earned 
the award for combat aerial support of 
ground operations. 

Bowdoin has awarded Garcelon and 
Merritt Scholarships for medical study to 
Alan Ayer, John Esposito, Ed Fitzgerald, 



Art Kress, Don Kufe, Ed McAbee, Bob 
Mitchell, and Jordan Shubert. 

Doug Bates completed Coast Guard 
OCS in January 1967. Since then he's 
spent 4Vi months in Greenland and the 
Soviet Arctic. His ship, the CGC Edisto, 
tried circumnavigating the Arctic basin but 
was blocked by ice conditions and a Soviet 
diplomatic protest. He's seen the Bowdoin 
Glacier and Bowdoin Bay, which are about 
75 miles north of Thule, Greenland. 

Bill Baxter wrote in January: "I will be 
commissioned a second lieutenant in the 
Army on Jan. 19 and then will be going 
to Okinawa after temporary duty at Red- 
stone Arsenal in Alabama." 

John Bleyle expects to receive a master's 
degree in June from Johns Hopkins' School 
of Advanced International Studies. He and 
Jean Howard, a 1967 graduate of Colby, 
married at Wilton, Me., on July 29, 1967. 

Army Lt. Jim Day has recently returned 
from Vietnam and is stationed at Fort 
Devens, Mass. 

Leonard De Muro wrote in March: "I 
am teaching at Pemetic Junior High School 
and coaching basketball at the high school. 
It is near my hometown of Bar Harbor. 
I'm still single." 

John Esposito is one of the first three 
Columbia College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons medical students to intern in the 
Department of Pathology at Nyack (N.Y.) 
Hospital. 

Jay Espovich has become a guidance 
counselor at Newburyport (Mass.) High 
School. 

When Bill Fish wrote in January, he 
was serving as a navigator aboard a de- 
stroyer off Vietnam. He was looking for- 
ward to returning to the United States this 
spring. 

Dave Fortier has been promoted to the 
rank of staff sergeant in the Air Force. 
He is a weather observer at L. G. Hanscom 
Field, Mass. 

The Rev. Bill Hamel became the minis- 
ter of Union Evangelical Church, Green- 
ville, Me., on Jan. 21. 

Sam Hirth wrote in March: "I am in 
my second year of teaching at Worcester. 
My wife Pauline and I have a daughter 
Heicki, who is 10 months old, and are ex- 
pecting another child in September. All is 
well with school and family." 

Cy Hoover wrote in January: "I have 
been in the Army for about \Vi years. I 
was commissioned a second lieutenant on 
May 30, 1967, and since then have been 
stationed as an instructor in the Tactics/ 
Combined Arms Department at Fort Sill." 

Randy Libby is employed as an account- 
ant with Jordan & Jordan, in Portland. 

Keith Mason expects to be discharged 
from the Army in July. After that mail 
can reach him at 20 Green St., Saco. 

John Paterson and Geraldean Donahue 
of Presque Isle, Me., plan to marry this 
summer following Geraldean's graduation 
from Westbrook Junior College. After their 
marriage they plan to live in New York 
City while John completes his final year 
at N.YU. Law School. 

Wayne Peters writes that he is working 
at the Combined Intelligence Center in 
Vietnam and that he has recently seen Al 
Nagel '63, Dick Engels '63, Joe Gorman 
'65, and Jim Day '65. 

Phil Reynolds has been teaching Latin 
at Grosse Pointe University School, Grosse 
Pointe Woods, Mich., since September. He 
is also coaching track this spring. 

Dick Sharp has joined the staff of the 



Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New 
Mexico to work in the Theoretical Physics 
Department. 

Dick Van Antwerp and Lynne Bourne 
of Greenwich, Conn., plan to marry in 
August. 

Larry Weinstein has joined the Advertis- 
ing Department of Procter and Gamble 
Co., Cincinnati. He is assisting in planning 
advertising and promotion for Cheer. He 
and Eleanor are living at 5421 Kenwood 
Road in Cincinnati. 

Andy White and Anita Maxwell Miller 
married at Auburn, Me., on Dec. 30, 1967. 
Anita is a Bates graduate and is teaching 
at Mechanic Falls. They are living in 
Bridgton where Andy is assistant manager 
of Casco Bank and Trust Co. 

Tom Wilson received an MA. in English 
from the University of Iowa in February. 



%1 



Daniel E. Boxer 
Apt. B3G Fairview Manor 
518 Dryden Road 
Ithaca, N. Y. 14850 



Rick Allen is studying for an M.S. at 
Boston College. He hopes to complete his 
studies by February 1969, "LBJ willing." 

Dick and Betty Caliri are expecting their 
first child in September. Dick hopes to be 
back at Harvard Law in the fall but the 
draft looks ominous. 

Bob Dakin is teaching high school his- 
tory in Whittier, Calif., and is attending 
the Claremont Graduate School. His ad- 
dress is 841 West Central, No. 110, La 
Habra, Calif. 

Bruce Found left for the Antarctic in 
January. He is part of an 18-man team of 
scientists from Argentina, Norway, and 
the United States which comprises the In- 
ternational Weddell Sea-Oceanographic Ex- 
pedition. The project is sponsored by the 
National Science Foundation. Bruce has 
been pursuing graduate studies in zoology 
at the University of Rhode Island since 
graduation. 

Sheldon Krems wrote in January: "I 
have enlisted in the Army Reserve and 
am currently serving six months active 
duty at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Later 
I'll go to Fort Leavenworth, Kan. After 
completing my tour I intend to return to 
Boston, where I will work until I return 
to school, hopefully graduate school in 
psychology." 

Bob McKeagney and Jacqueline Lor- 
raine Berg married at South Portland on 
Dec. 29. Jacqueline is a senior at Bates. 
Bob is a social worker in the Maine De- 
partment of Health and Welfare. They are 
living at 247 East Ave., Lewiston. 

Ray Matthews has joined the Ocean Ma- 
rine Underwriting Department of Chubb 
and Son, New York City. 

John Michelmore wrote in March: "I 
was commissioned on Oct. 20 along with 
Swain, Heinrich, Eighme, and Richter. I 
am now on the USS Colleton which is part 
of River Flotilla One operating in the Me- 
kong Delta. If all goes well I should re- 
turn to the States in December." 

Tony Moulton enjoys med school at Co- 
lumbia but enjoys New York even more. 
He's working weekends at Harlem Hos- 
pital as a clinical biochemist. There is a 
possibility that he will be there during the 
summer on a surgical clerkship. 

Bob Pfeiffer wrote in March: "Hugo's 
teaching at Winchendon; Quohog is in pub- 
lishing at Northampton. Had an accident 
but pulled through. Post is training women 



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One of James S. Coles's first public functions after leaving Bowdoin to become president of 
Research Corp. in January was to present awards to Val L. Fitch (center-right) and James W. 
Cronin (center-left) of Princeton University. Each received 15,000 for their physics experi- 
ments and Princeton President Robert F. Goheen (left) accepted a matching award for the 
university. The awards are given yearly to scientists for contributions to basic knowledge. 



guages Department will be on leave during 
the 1968-69 academic year directing the 
Sweet Briar Junior Year in France. 

A book written by Edward Pols of the 
Philosophy Department, Whitehead's Meta- 
physics, was published by Southern Illi- 
nois University Press in December. 

John C. Rensenbrink of the Government 
and Legal Studies Department spoke at a 
meeting of the Fifth District Chapter of 
the Michigan Conference of Concerned 
Democrats in February. 

Dean of the Faculty James A. Storer 
has been elected president of the Bruns- 
wick-Bath Mental Health Association. 

Director of Athletics Daniel K. Stuckey 
has been reappointed chairman of the 
Latin Examining Committee of the College 
Entrance Examination Board. Mr. Stuckey 
is serving his ninth year on the committee 
and his fifth year as chairman of the group, 
which includes seven members drawn from 
universities, colleges, and secondary schools 
throughout the United States. 

Robert Volz, special collections librari- 
an, has been elected third vice president of 
the Pejepscot Historical Society. 

Harry K. Warren, assistant director of 
the Moulton Union, has been elected to 
the Vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 

Coach of Hockey Sidney J. Watson has 
been named to the NCAA's Ice Hockey 
Rules and Tournament Committee. 



G.I.'s in Alabama. Lauren loves it! Believe 
me, Plant, they don't build you up here. 
I've never felt so torn down." 

Tim Brooks, the recipient of the note, 
supplies the following translation: Hugo is 
Bob Doran. Quohog is Pete Quigley. Post 
is Lendall Smith. Lauren is Lendall's wife. 
Plant is Tim Brooks. Here is Marine Corps 
School at Quantico. Pfeif has been com- 
missioned a second lieutenant. 

Specialist Fourth Class Ralph Poirier re- 
turned in January from a year's tour in 
Vietnam. 

Carl Puglia and Linda Carlyn married 
at Reading, Mass., on Dec. 22. Linda is 
a graduate of Children's Medical Center 
School of Nursing. They are living in Co- 
lumbia, S.C., while Carl is stationed at 
Fort Jackson. 

Bowdoin has awarded Garcelon and 
Merritt Scholarships for medical study to 
Steve Rand and Max Willscher. 

Cary Rea wrote in February: "I entered 
Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School 
in September 1967 and was commissioned 
an ensign in the Navy Reserve on Dec. 8. 
After completing Naval Aviation Officer 
School at Pensacola in early June I will go 
to Air Intelligence School in Denver for 
six months." 



FACULTY & STAFF 



Five members of the faculty have been 
promoted effective July 1. They are: Dana 
W Mayo of the Department of Chemistry, 
to full professor; Robert R. Nunn of the 
Department of Romance Languages, James 
L. Hodge of the Department of German, 
and Samuel S. Butcher of the Department 
of Chemistry, to the rank of associate pro- 
fessor; and Billy W Reed of the Depart- 
ment of English, to assistant professor. 

Philip C. Beam, professor of art and 



curator of Bowdoin's Winslow Homer col- 
lection, spoke at a meeting of the Woman's 
Literary Union in Auburn on Feb. 22. 

College Editor Emeritus Kenneth J. 
Boyer has been elected to the Board of 
Directors of the Brunswick-Bath Mental 
Health Association. 

Coach of Swimming Charles J. Butt has 
been named to the NCAA's Swimming 
Rules and Meet Committee as the repre- 
sentative of District 1. 

Joseph Derbyshire has been named head 
of the Catalog Department of Hawthorne- 
Longfellow Library. He has been a mem- 
ber of the staff since 1964. 

John C. Donovan, chairman of the De- 
partment of Government and Legal Studies 
and De Alva Stanwood Alexander profes- 
sor of government, has been elected to the 
Board of Directors of the Brunswick Area 
United Fund. From March 31 to April 15 
he led a seminar entitled "Women Power 
in an Age of Manpower Revolution" at a 
conference of company presidents in Puerto 
Rico. 

Reginald A. Hannaford, assistant pro- 
fessor of English, read a paper, "Semantic 
Markers, Paradoxical Poetry, and the 
'Problem' of Type-Crossing," at the 13th 
annual National Conference on Linguistics 
at New York in March. 

Joseph D. Kamin, director of news ser- 
vices, has been elected secretary of the 
New England District of the American 
College Public Relations Association. 

College Bursar Thomas M. Libby has 
been elected to the Board of Directors of 
the Brunswick Area United Fund and to 
the Board of Selectmen of Brunswick. 

Arthur Monke, assistant librarian of the 
College for the past five years, will succeed 
Richard Harwell as librarian this summer. 
Mr. Harwell has resigned to accept a simi- 
lar position at Smith College. Mr. Monke 
also has been elected president of the 
Brunswick Public Library Association. 

Robert R. Nunn of the Romance Lan- 



FORMER FACULTY 



Gerald J. Brault, a member of the Bow- 
doin faculty from 1957 to 1965 and profes- 
sor of French at Penn State, has been 
awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Me- 
morial Foundation Fellowship to pursue 
research on his projected analytical edition 
of the Song of Roland. He will be on leave 
during the academic year of 1968-69 and 
will reside in Strasbourg, France. 



In Memory 



Henry W. Cobb '00 

Henry Woodbury Cobb, a retired educator, 
died on Jan. 3, 1968, at his home in Clare- 
mont, Calif. Born on Sept. 3, 1879, in 
Lynn, Mass., he prepared for college at the 
old Bath High School and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin in 1900 returned 
to Bath High School, where he was a 
teacher and submaster until 1912. He was 
principal of Rockland High School for two 
years and then principal of Cony High 
School in Augusta until 1919, when he 
joined the faculty at Tougaloo College in 
Mississippi as dean, a position he held until 
his retirement in June 1947. In addition, he 
taught courses in education and psychology 
at Tougaloo. He received a master of arts 
degree from Boston University in 1934 and 
also did graduate work at Harvard, Co- 
lumbia, and the University of Chicago. In 
1954 he moved to Claremont. 

Mr. Cobb married on Aug. 17, 1911, 
Miss Mabel H. Benner, who died in 1957. 
On Sept. 3, 1958, in Claremont, he married 
Mrs. Nelly Brown Davis, who survives 
him, as does a daughter, Miss Eleanor 



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Cobb of San Francisco, Calif. His frater- 
nity was Theta Delta Chi. 

Edmund K. Bly '03 

Edmund Knight Bly, who for many years 
was associated with the Connecticut Light 
and Power Co., died in Watertown, Conn., 
presumably sometime in 1967, according 
to word received at the Alumni Office re- 
cently. Born on Feb. 26, 1883, in Brad- 
ford, Mass., he prepared for college at the 
local high school and attended Bowdoin 
from 1900 until 1903. From then until 
1926 he was associated with the New Eng- 
land Telephone and Telegraph Co. — suc- 
cessively in Lawrence, Mass., Boston, Port- 
land, Lewiston, Manchester, N. H., Provi- 
dence, R. I., and Brookline, Mass. He 
joined the Connecticut Light and Power 
Co. in 1926 and retired in 1948. 

Mr. Bly was a member of Psi Upsilon. 

Daniel I. Gould '03 

Daniel Israel Gould, a lawyer in Bangor 
for more than 55 years, died in that city 
on Feb. 1, 1968, following a brief illness. 
Born on Nov. 21, 1875, in Harborville, 
Nova Scotia, Canada, he prepared for col- 
lege at Proctor Academy, Colby Academy 
and Brewster Academy, and attended Bow- 
doin for three years as a special student. 
He served as principal of Hartland Acad- 
emy for a year and then as submaster of 
Norway High School before entering the 
University of Maine Law School, from 
which he received a bachelor of laws de- 
gree in 1911. In addition to practicing law, 
he was active in real estate, pulp, lumber, 
farming, and investments. 

Mr. Gould joined the Maine National 
Guard and served with the Second Maine 
Regiment during the Mexican border con- 
flict. In 1911-12 he held the world's record 
score for rapid fire military rifle and was 
the United States high aggregate champion 
for small bore rifle in 1913. For many 
years he was active in the Knights of Pyth- 
ias and in fish and game associations. A 
member of the American Judicature So- 
ciety, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. 
Phyllis Salvante of Bay Shore, L.I., N.Y., 
and Mrs. Sylvia G. Traube of New York 
City; a brother, Edward R. Gould of Med- 
ford, Ore.; three sisters, Mrs. Editha Her- 
rick and Mrs. Ethel Smith, both of Con- 
cord, N.H., and Mrs. Laura Willey of 
Warner, N.H.; five grandsons; and seven 
great-grandchildren. His fraternity was Al- 
pha Delta Phi. 



Moses T. Phillips '03 

Moses T. Phillips died in a Bangor hospital 
on Jan. 29, 1968, following a long illness. 
Born in Orrington on June 22, 1880, he 
prepared for college at Brewer High School 
and following his graduation from Bow- 
doin was until 1913 timekeeper and pay- 
master for the Eastern Manufacturing Co. 
During the next 20 years he was a ticket 
officer with the Maine Central Railroad, 
and from 1933 until his retirement in about 
1950 he was associated with the Bangor 
Hydro-Electric Co. 

A 32nd Degree Mason and a member of 
the Second Congregational Church in 
Brewer, Mr. Phillips was a member of 
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. 



Merton A. McRae '04 

Merton Asa McRae died on Dec. 26, 1967, 
in Cumberland, Md., at the age of 86. 
Born on Dec. 21, 1881, in the Maine town 
of Wesley, he prepared for college at Ma- 
chias High School and following his gradu- 
ation from Bowdoin joined the Chesapeake 
& Potomac Telephone Co., with which he 
worked in Baltimore and Cumberland until 
1908. He was then with the New England 
Investment and Securities Co. in Boston 
and the Williamsport Paper Co. in Pennsyl- 
vania before joining the Grand Union Tea 
Co. in 1911. He became sales manager in 
Wheeling, W. Va., before leaving the com- 
pany to become a salesman for Tinkham 
Bros. Inc. in Jamestown, N.Y. From 1928 
until his retirement about 15 years ago he 
was a salesman with the Tri-State Paper 
Co. in Cumberland. 

In his later years, following his official 
retirement, Mr. McRae had lived and 
worked at the Algonquin Hotel in Cum- 
berland, and as recently as 1966 he was 
night clerk and assistant manager at the 
New Century Hotel in Romney, W. Va. A 
member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 
he is survived by several nieces and neph- 
ews. His fraternity was Theta Delta Chi. 



Paul G. Robbins '05 

Paul Gould Robbins died on Dec. 15, 
1967, in Bellows Falls, Vt., following a 
long illness. Born on Dec. 9, 1882, in Bid- 
deford, he prepared for college at the local 
high school and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin magna cum laude in 1905 
was associated with the Boston and Maine 
Railroad until 1909. He was later with the 
American Woolen Co. in Lawrence, Mass., 
was assistant superintendent of the United 
Shoe Machinery Co. in Havana, Cuba, 
worked for F. G. Shattuck Co. in New 
York for several years, and was associated 
with the Walter E. Fernald State School 
in Massachusetts. After his retirement in 
1953 he moved to New Hampshire, where 
he was for several years a selectman in the 
town of Mason. 

Mr. Robbins attended the Unitarian 
Church and was a 32nd Degree Mason and 
a Shriner. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Addie Davis Robbins, whom he married 
on June 11, 1919, in Andover, Mass.; a 
son, Paul G. Robbins Jr. of Hampton, 
N.H.; and four grandchildren. He was a 
member of Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Up- 
silon Fraternities. 



William S. Linnell '07 

William Shepherd Linnell, who had prac- 
ticed law in Portland for more than 55 
years, died in that city on Feb. 14, 1968, 
after a brief illness. Born on July 21, 1885, 
in Biddeford, he prepared for college at 
Thornton Academy in Saco and following 
his graduation from Bowdoin magna cum 
laude entered Georgetown University Law 
School, from which he received his bache- 
lor of laws degree in 1911. Since that time 
he had practiced in Portland, including the 
past 34 years with the firm of Linnell, 
Perkins, Thompson, Hinckley & Thaxter, 
in which he was a senior partner. He 
served as president of the Board of Trust- 
ees of Thornton Academy and of West- 
brook Junior College, was a trustee of 
Bangor Theological Seminary, and was 



president of the Portland Gas Light Co. 
from 1927 until 1963. The Linnell Gymna- 
sium at Thornton Academy was dedicated 
in his honor in the fall of 1963, and ear- 
lier that same year Westbrook Junior Col- 
lege named a dormitory Linnell Hall in 
his honor. 

Mr. Linnell had served as governor of 
the 285th District of Rotary International, 
as president of the Portland Executives 
Club, as a director of the National Bank 
of Commerce in Portland and the Ban- 
croft and Martin Rolling Mills Co., and as 
a corporator of the Maine General Hospi- 
tal. A former president of the Greater 
Portland Chamber of Commerce, the In- 
ternational Association of Torch Clubs, 
and the Portland Community Chest, he 
was a member of the Republican National 
Committee from 1937 until 1948 and 
served on the Maine Governor's Executive 
Council from 1925 until 1929. He was a 
32nd Degree Mason and a member of the 
Kora Temple Shrine, as well as a number 
of other Masonic bodies. He was also a 
member of the Woodfords Club, the Port- 
land Club, the Cumberland Club, the 
Torch Club, and the State Street Congre- 
gational Church in Portland. 

In Bowdoin affairs Mr. Linnell had 
served as president of the Bowdoin Club 
of Portland and as president of the Bow- 
doin Alumni Council and the Alumni As- 
sociation, in 1940-41. He had received 
honorary doctor of laws degrees from Bow- 
doin (1960) and Portland University 
(1962). On Nov. 12, 1912, in Saco, he 
married Miss Jessie E. Hopkinson, who 
died on Dec. 2, 1958. He is survived by 
two daughters, Mrs. Sarah L. Noyes of 
Rangeley and Mrs. Caspar F. Cowan of 
Portland; a son, Robert S. Linnell '53 of 
Las Vegas, Nev.; eight grandchildren; and 
two sisters, Miss Bertha R. Linnell and 
Miss Adelaide R Linnell, both of Portland. 
He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and 
Beta Theta Pi Fraternities. 



Malon P. Whipple '07 

Malon Patterson Whipple, who for many 
years was associated with the Liberty Mu- 
tual Insurance Co. in Boston, died on Feb. 
11, 1968, in Waterville. Born on Aug. 18, 
1884, in the Maine town of Solon, he pre- 
pared for college at the local high school 
and was graduated from Bowdoin summa 
cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta 
Kappa. As the recipient of a Charles Car- 
roll Everett Scholarship, he then entered 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
from which he received a bachelor of sci- 
ence degree in 1909. After a year as a 
chemist with Stephen F. Whitman & Son 
in Philadelphia, where he set up the first 
laboratory for candy makers in the coun- 
try, he became assistant superintendent of 
the Apsley Rubber Co. in Hudson, Mass. 
From 1924 until 1934 he was treasurer 
and manager of the Wales Co., a food 
packing concern in the Boston area, and 
during the next 15 years, until his retire- 
ment in 1949, he was associated with the 
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. He retired 
in 1949 as head of the fire loss and acci- 
dent prevention department, and in 1951 
returned to Solon to live. 

Mr. Whipple was a member of the Ma- 
sons and the Solon Methodist Church and 
its Couples' Club. He is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Gladys Starbird Whipple, whom 
he married on Oct. 3, 1914, in Solon; a 



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son, Richard S. Whipple of Wappingers 
Falls, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Marion W. Tus- 
can of Solon; and two grandchildren. His 
fraternity was Beta Theta Pi. 



Vyndel A. Hewes '11 

Vyndel Arton Hewes, who for many years 
had been engaged in the investment securi- 
ties and insurance business in Portland, 
died on Jan. 9, 1968, in Westbrook. Born 
on Dec. 18, 1889, in Portland, he prepared 
for college at Thornton Academy in Saco 
and attended Bowdoin during 1907-08. For 
ten years he worked for the United States 
Post Office in Saco and then was for sev- 
eral years associated with the Maine Public 
Utilities Commission in Augusta and the 
Boston investment banking firm of Arthur 
Perry and Co. before returning to Portland 
in 1922 to establish the investment securi- 
ties firm of Hewes and Co. Twenty years 
later, in 1942, he also started the Hewes 
Insurance Agency. 

A member of the Masons and the Odd 
Fellows, Mr. Hewes was a past president 
of the Portland Round Table and a mem- 
ber of the Saco Grange, the Woodfords 
Club, the Portland Club, and the Portland 
Country Club. He was also active in Re- 
publican party affairs in Cumberland 
County. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Margie Davis Hewes, whom he married 
on Sept. 6, 191 1, in Saco; two sons, Searles 
A. Hewes of Gorham and Cedric A. 
Hewes of Dover-Foxcroft; a daughter, Mrs. 
Marjorie H. Van Aernam of Slingerlands, 
N.Y.; seven grandchildren; four great- 
grandchildren; and a sister, Miss Vergn 
Hewes of Saco. His fraternity was Kappa 
Sigma. 



Raymond W. Hathaway '12 

Raymond White Hathaway, who for many 
years was associated with Remington Rand 
Inc., as a salesman, died on Feb. 6, 1968, 
in Centerville, Mass. Born on Jan. 8, 1889, 
in Providence, R.I., he prepared for college 
at Classical High School there and at- 
tended Bowdoin from 1908 until 1911. 
From that time until 1928 he was associ- 
ated with the Library Bureau, first in Provi- 
dence and then in Boston. In 1928 he 
joined Remington Rand's Systems Divisions 
as a salesman, working in New York City 
until 1942 and in Pittsburgh until his re- 
tirement in 1954. For some years after that 
he sold securities in the Cape Cod area of 
Massachusetts for Richard J. Buck and Co. 
of Hyannis. 

A member of the South Yarmouth 
(Mass.) Methodist Church and its Men's 
Club, Mr. Hathaway is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Dorothy Mallette Hathaway, 
whom he married in New York City on 
July 3, 1942; two sons, Russell F Hath- 
away of Rumson, N.J., and Richard B. 
Hathaway of Canton, Conn.; a daughter, 
Mrs. Anita H. Rich of Rumford, R.I.; 
three grandchildren; and two great-grand- 
children. His fraternity was Zeta Psi. 



Burleigh B. Mansfield MT5 

Dr. Burleigh Burton Mansfield, who prac- 
ticed medicine in Ipswich, Mass., for near- 
ly 50 years, died on Feb. 19, 1968, in 
Rochester, N.H., following a long illness. 
Born on Oct. 22, 1889, in the Maine town 



of Hope, he attended the Maine Wesleyan 
Seminary at Kents Hill before entering the 
Maine Medical School at Bowdoin, from 
which he received his M.D. degree in 1915. 
He interned for a year in Salem, Mass., 
and then practiced for three years in 
Union, N.H., before moving to Ipswich, 
where he remained until his retirement in 
1962. He was for 20 years chief of staff 
at Cable Memorial Hospital there, was a 
Board of Health physician, and was chief 
of the emergency medical team during 
World War II. 

A member of the Masons, the National 
Wildlife Federation, and the American 
Medical Association, Dr. Mansfield did 
postgraduate work at Harvard University 
in 1927 and at Columbia University in 
1940. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Verda 
Percival Mansfield of Milton Mills, N.H.; 
two daughters, Mrs. Edith M. Merkel of 
Ludlow, Mass., and Mrs. Hope Jahn of 
Scituate, Mass.; six grandchildren; and one 
great-grandchild. 



Douglass A. Haddock '20 

Dr. Douglass Arno Haddock, who during 
his career was a physician in Maine, Michi- 
gan, Arizona and California, died on Nov. 
1 1, 1967, in Norwalk, Calif., where he had 
lived since 1965. Born on Jan. 25, 1898, in 
Cambridge, Mass., he prepared for college 
at Calais Academy in Maine and after his 
junior year at Bowdoin entered the Maine 
Medical School here. At the end of his 
first year as a medical student, he received 
his Bowdoin A.B. degree. After the Medi- 
cal School was closed in 1921, he studied 
for a year at George Washington Univer- 
sity Medical School and then was gradu- 
ated from the University of Maryland 
Medical School in 1923. He practiced 
medicine in Woodland until 1926, in De- 
troit, Mich., until 1935, and then in the 
Village of Orchard Lake, Mich., until 
1960, when he moved to Tempe, Ariz., 
where he was a member of the staff of 
the Arizona State Hospital. In 1965 he 
moved to California, where he worked in 
the medical division of the Metropolitan 
State Hospital in Norwalk. 

A member of the Elks and the American 
Academy of General Practice, Dr. Had- 
dock was married in 1918 to Jennie 
Moores and in 1938 to Maude R. Elder, 
who survives him, as do two children by 
his first marriage, Dr. Douglass A. Had- 
dock Jr. of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. 
Bernice H. Ponchard of Chesterton, Ind.; 
three sons by his second marriage, James 
D. Haddock of Albany, Calif., John E. 
Haddock of Anaheim, Calif., and David E. 
Haddock of Norwalk, Calif.; seven grand- 
children; and two foster sisters, Miss 
Gladys Larrabee of Orchard Lake, Mich., 
and Miss Grace E. Haddock of Detroit, 
Mich. He was a member of Alpha Kappa 
Kappa and Sigma Nu fraternities. 



Eben B. Page '22 

Eben Blake Page, who for many years was 
an automobile dealer in Scituate, Mass., 
died in Boston on Feb. 18, 1968. Born on 
June 12, 1898, in Winchester, Mass., he 
prepared for college at Milton (Mass.) 
Academy and attended Bowdoin in 1919- 
20. He organized the College's first hockey 
team and served as its first captain. After 
several years with his father's textile firm, 



the Everlastic Co., he studied for a year 
at Harvard Business School. In 1927 he 
opened the first Ford dealership in Scitu- 
ate, Front Street Sales and Service Co., 
which he operated until his retirement in 
1957. In 1956 he helped lay the corner- 
stone for the Arena at Bowdoin. 

A director of the Scituate Country Club 
and the Scituate Federal Savings and Loan 
Association Bank, of which he was first 
vice president and a founder, Mr. Page 
was a member of the Masons and a former 
member of the Scituate Advisory Board. 
He was also chairman of the building com- 
mittee for the Central Elementary School 
in Scituate and a member of the Harbor 
Methodist Church, the Kiwanis Club, and 
the American Legion. One of the first fire 
engineers in Scituate, he is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Dorothy Wells Page, whom he 
married in Scituate on April 4, 1922; two 
sons, Eben B. Page III of Syracuse, N.Y., 
and Gordon W Page '47 of Madison, 
Conn.; a daughter, Mrs. Ann R Freeman 
of Newtown, Conn.; two sisters, Mrs. Olive 
P. Gould of Grand Lake Stream and Mrs. 
Esther R Borden of Winchester, Mass.; a 
brother, John Page of South Harpswell; 13 
grandchildren; and one great-grandson. His 
fraternity was Psi Upsilon. 



Howard B. Preble '25 

Howard Burnham Preble, a member of 
the faculty at The Choate School in Wal- 
lingford, Conn., since 1928, died at his 
home in Wallingford on Jan. 14, 1968. 
Born on July 10, 1904, in Everett, Mass., 
he prepared for college at English High 
School in Boston and following his gradu- 
ation from Bowdoin worked for the Na- 
tional Credit Co. and several other firms 
before joining the faculty at The Choate 
School, where he taught French for the 
most part but also German and algebra. 
He studied summers at the University of 
Nancy in France and at Middlebury Col- 
lege, from which he received a master of 
arts degree in 1939. From 1934 until 1949 
he also coached the varsity hockey team 
at Choate. 

Mr. Preble is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Annah Goodwin Preble, whom he married 
in Milton, Mass., on July 21, 1934; a 
daughter, Miss Judith Preble, a junior at 
Radcliffe College; a stepdaughter Mrs. 
Marvin E. Lee of Palo Alto, Calif.; a 
sister, Mrs. Ernest A. Moore of Whitman, 
Mass.; and two grandsons. His fraternity 
was Delta Upsilon. 



Edward H. Tevriz '26 

Edward Herant Tevriz, a vice president of 
Glore Forgan, Wm. R. Staats Inc., invest- 
ment bankers in New York City, died on 
Jan. 16, 1968, after a long illness. Born on 
March 26, 1902, in Boston, Mass., he pre- 
pared for college at the Boston Public 
Latin School and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin cum laude studied for a 
year at Harvard University and then for 
two years at the Harvard Graduate School 
of Business Administration. After being 
associated with the Atlas Portland Cement 
Co. in New York for a time, he joined the 
staff of Standard Statistics, for which he 
was associate editor of Standard Railroad 
Securities. In 1936 he joined the invest- 
ment banking firm of Blyth & Co., where 
he was manager of the Railroad Depart- 



36 



merit. In May of 1952 he became asso- 
ciated with Glore, Forgan & Co., which 
several years ago. through a merger, be- 
came Glore Forgan, Wm. R. Staats Inc. 

Mr. Tevriz served as president of the 
Bowdoin Club of New York in 1963-64. 
In 1963 he gave to the Bowdoin Museum 
of Fine Arts two silver salvers and a silver 
bread basket, all bearing the Bowdoin 
family coat-of-arms. In 1966 he and Jo- 
seph T. Small '24 established the Transpor- 
tation Library Fund at the College, with 
the income used to purchase collections of 
books, pamphlets, maps, and other library 
materials in the field of transportation. A 
Chartered Financial Analyst, he was a 
member of the Bond Club, the University 
Glee Club of New York City, and the Har- 
vard Club of New York City. He was also 
one of the Friends of The American Wing 
of the Metropolitan Museum of New York. 
In the summer of 1965 he and Mrs. Tev- 
riz, the former Eulalia Crum Blair, whom 
he married on Dec. 28, 1950, in San Fran- 
cisco, Calif., attended the first Alumni 
College at Bowdoin. Mrs. Tevriz survives 
him. as do his mother, Mrs. Mary G. Tev- 
riz of Fresno, Calif.; and two brothers, 
Robert Tevrizian of New York City and 
Leo Tevriz of Fresno. 



Herbert F. White '27 

Herbert Frye White, who had been in the 
general insurance business for more than 
35 years, died on Feb. 3, 1968, in Bruns- 
wick, following a brief illness. Born on 
March 21, 1904, in Lewiston, he prepared 
for college at Fessenden School in Massa- 
chusetts and at Hill School in Pottstown, 
Pa., and attended Bowdoin from 1923 to 
1925 and again from 1926 to 1928. In 
1929-30 he was a student at Boston Uni- 
versity Law School. For five years he con- 
ducted his own insurance agency in Bruns- 
wick before moving it to Topsham in 1935. 
Mr. White was a past president of the 
Topsham Public Library Association and 
was active in the development of the asso- 
ciation and the Whitten Memorial Library. 
He was also instrumental in the organiza- 
tion of the Skating Club of Brunswick, of 
which he was a charter member and which 
he had served as treasurer since it was 
formed. He was the oldest active member 
of the Brunswick Lions Club, in point of 
service, and had served it both as president 
and for 1 5 years as secretary-treasurer. In 
1946-47 he was deputy district governor of 
Lions International. A registered Maine 
guide, he was an ardent hunter and fisher- 
man. He was a member of the Topsham 
Republican Town Committee and had 
served on the Topsham Town Government 
Study Committee and the Committee on 
the Revision of Town Bylaws. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Thayer 
White, whom he married in Attleboro, 
Mass., on Dec. 7, 1935; his stepmother. 
Mrs. Wallace H. White Jr. of Auburn; and 
a stepsister. Mrs. Nina Lund Stevens of 
Phoenix, Ariz. His fraternity was Alpha 
Delta Phi. 



Arthur N. Davis '28 

Arthur Nathaniel Davis, branch manager- 
sales for Friden Inc. died on Feb. 10, 1968, 
in Providence, R.I. Born on Oct. 3, 1905, 
in Somerville, Mass., he prepared for 
college at Winthrop (Mass.) High School 



and following his graduation from Bowdoin 
was associated with the New York Tele- 
phone Co. in Buffalo as an assistant man- 
ager, and in East Aurora, N.Y., as man- 
ager. In 1934 he moved back to Winthrop, 
Mass., as a salesman for Friden Calculat- 
ing Machine Co. in Boston. In 1949 he 
became assistant manager in Boston, and 
in 1956 he moved to Providence as branch 
manager-sales. 

Mr. Davis had for several years been 
president of the Rhode Island Bowdoin 
Club. A member of the Turks Head Club, 
the Masons, and the Beneficent Congrega- 
tional Church in Providence, he is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Pottle Davis, 
whom he married on May 24, 1928, in 
Portland; a daughter, Mrs. Joanne E. Ber- 
nard of Durham. N.H.; a son, T/Sgt. 
Richard A. Davis of Clinton-Sherman 
AFB, Okla.; four grandchildren; his moth- 
er, Mrs. Victor A. Davis of Davenport, 
Fla.; and a sister. Mrs. Eric Grubb of Hud- 
son. Ohio. His fraternity was Kappa Sigma. 



Julian C. Smyth "31 

Julian Clifford Smyth, who with his wife 
had operated the High Valley School since 
1944, died on Jan. 30, 1968, at High Val- 
ley. Clinton Corners, N.Y. Born on Oct. 
30. 1907. in New York City, he was the 
great-grandson of Nathaniel Hawthorne 
of the Class of 1825. He prepared for col- 
lege at Mount Vernon (N.Y.) High School 
and following his graduation from Bowdoin 
cum laude was for ten years in the coffee 
importing business with W R. Grace Co. 
From 1941 until 1948 he taught at the 
Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Day School, which 
was connected with the Child Study De- 
partment at Vassar College. In 1944 he and 
his wife started the High Valley School, a 
small tutoring school for children between 
7 and 1 4 years of age with problems of 
learning and adjustment. They experi- 
mented with many different ways of teach- 
ing, including moving the whole school to 
Puerto Rico for the month of March in 
recent years, to take advantage of living 
in a different culture and climate, and of 
speaking a different language. 

Mr. Smyth did graduate work at New 
York University in 1934-35 and at the 
Vassar Summer School from 1942 to 1948. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Olga de 
Quintero Smyth, whom he married on 
Sept. 15, 1934, in New York City; a son, 
Douglas C. Smyth '61 of Clinton Corners; 
a brother, Hawthorne L. Smyth '31 of Os- 
sining, N.Y.; and a sister, Mrs. Sylvia 
Smyth Hawkins of Armonk. N.Y. He was 
a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Chi Psi 
Fraternities. 



Woodbury K. Dana '34 

Woodbury Kidder Dana, owner of the 
Shore Acres Co., operators of Sebasco 
Lodge and Cottages at Sebasco Estates on 
the Maine coast, died on Dec. 30, 1967. 
in Portland, following a long illness. Born 
on Dec. 7. 1911. in Westbrook, he pre- 
pared for college at the Portland Country 
Day School, attended Bowdoin for two 
years, and was graduated from the Phila- 
delphia Textile School in 1935. Two years 
later he was appointed superintendent of 
Deering-Milliken's Judson Mill in Louvens. 
S.C.. becoming the youngest superintendent 
of a major cotton mill in the United States. 



In 1938-39 he was overseer of Cording for 
the Pacific Mills plant in Dover, N.H., be- 
fore joining the Saco-Lowell Shops in 
Biddeford, manufacturers of textile ma- 
chinery, where he was in charge of resident 
sales and market research. In 1959 he left 
this company, since he did not want to 
move to its new operation in the South, 
and purchased the Shore Acres Co.. of 
which he was president and treasurer. 

During World War II Mr. Dana was 
with the War Production Board in Wash- 
ington, D.C., while on leave of absence 
from the Saco-Lowell Shops. A member of 
the State Street Congregational Church in 
Portland, he was a past vice president of 
the New England Innkeepers' Association. 
He was also a director of the Maine Hotel 
Association, was active in Boy Scout work, 
was a corporator of the Portland Savings 
Bank, and had been a director of the 
March of Dimes in Portland. He is sur- 
vived by his wife. Mrs. Dorothy Payson 
Dana, whom he married on Oct. 21, 1939. 
in Portland; his mother. Mrs. Philip Dana 
of Cape Elizabeth; two daughters. Mrs. 
Dorothy D. Bradford of Dixfield and Miss 
Wendy Dana of Portland; a son, Woodbury 
K. Dana III of Portland; a sister, Mrs. 
Jack W. Jordan of Keene. N.H.; two 
brothers, Philip Dana Jr. '32 of Cumber- 
land Center and Howard H. Dana '36 of 
West Barrington, R.I.; and two grandchil- 
dren. His fraternity was Theta Delta Chi. 



George C. Monell '36 

George Christie Monell, an investment 
banker who had been associated with Fran- 
cis I. duPont & Co. for nearly 30 years, 
died at his home in Ocunquit on Jan. 21. 
1968. Born on Sept. 16, 1915. in North 
Stratford. N.H.. he prepared for college 
at Concord (N.H.) High School and fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin 
studied for a year at George Washington 
University and then for a year at North- 
eastern University Law School. He joined 
Francis I. duPont in 1938 and before mov- 
ing to Ogunquit in 1958 had lived in 
Dover, N.H., where he was a member of 
the school board. 

For the past two years Mr. Monell had 
been president of the Chalet Owners As- 
sociation of Mittersill. N.H. In 1948-49 
he was president of the New Hampshire 
Bowdoin Club. He is survived by his wife. 
Mrs. Sandra G. Monell. whom he married 
on May 24. 1958; four sons. Joel C. Mon- 
ell of Denver. Colo.. Jonathan B. Monell 
of Weston. Mass.. and Carey Monell and 
Dane Monell. both of Ogunquit; two 
daughters. Mrs. Jane M. Ferrari of New 
York City and Miss Martha Monell of 
Boston. Mass.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
George R. Monell of Concord. N.H.; two 
sisters, Mrs. John L. Coon of Framing- 
ham Center. Mass.. and Mrs. Donald 
Rainie of Concord. N.H.; and a brother. 
Donald E Monell '38 of Gloucester. Mass. 
His fraternity was Alpha Delta Phi. 



John M. Wulfing II '42 

John Max Wulfinu II died at his home in 
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Jan. 31, 1968. 
following a long illness. Born on Sept. 20. 
1920. in St. Louis. Mo., he prepared for 
college at St. Louis Country Day School 
and following his graduation from Bow- 
doin served in the Army Air Corps from 



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October 1942 until February 1946. After 
his discharge he attended the Bentley 
School of Accounting in Boston and was 
manager of a factory there. From 1950 
until 1954 he was associated with the 
Kelek Corp. in Brookline, Mass. He had 
also been vice president of the St. Louis 
Gear Co. in Keokuk, Iowa, and president 
of Hill-Dodge Banking Co. in Warsaw, 111. 
Mr. Wulfing is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Jane Hutchinson Wulfing, whom he mar- 
ried on June 6. 1942, in Newton Centre. 
Mass.; a son, John M. Wulfing III of 
Keokuk, Iowa; two daughters, Miss Chris- 
tine Wulfing and Miss Gretchen Wulfing, 
both of Boston, Mass.; and two brothers, 
Peter F. Wulfing '39 of Keokuk and 
Thomas W Tavenner of Andover, Mass. 
His fraternity was Chi Psi. 



Thomas R. Huleatt Jr. '45 

Dr. Thomas Robert Huleatt Jr., a pediatri- 
cian in Hartford, Conn., died on Dec. 21, 
1967. at Hartford Hospital. Born on March 
30, 1923, in Boston, Mass., he prepared 
for college at Braintree (Mass.) High 
School and attended Bowdoin from Sep- 
tember 1941 until December 1943, when 
he reported for Navy duty as a student at 
the College of Physicians and Surgeons at 
Columbia University. He received his Bow- 
doin B.S. degree in February 1945, after 
completing a year at Columbia, from 
which he earned his M.D. in June 1949. 
He interned at Hartford Hospital and dur- 
ing the Korean conflict served for two 
years as base pediatrician at Nellis AFB, 
Nevada, attaining the rank of captain. 

Dr. Huleatt was an associate pediatrician 
at Hartford Hospital and an attending 
physician at Newington Hospital for 
Crippled Children. He was a Diplomate of 
the American Academy of Pediatrics and 
a member of the Westminster Presbyteri- 
an Church in West Hartford. Surviving are 
his wife, Mrs. JuleAnne Weller Huleatt, 
whom he married in Ashland, Pa., on Aug. 
29, 1947; his mother. Mrs. Helen Dowling 
Huleatt of Braintree, Mass.; four sons, 
Thomas R. Huleatt III '71, Richard Hu- 
leatt, Stephen Huleatt, and James Huleatt, 
all of West Hartford; a brother, Lt. Hugh 
Huleatt '55. who is stationed in the Philip- 
pines with the Coast Guard; and a sister, 
Mrs. Helen Salvin of Pittsburgh, Pa. His 
fraternity was Theta Delta Chi. 



Howard Lindsay H'51 

Howard Lindsay, the actor and playwright 
who was co-author of Broadway's longest 
running show. Life With Father, died on 
Feb. 11, 1968, at his home in New York 
City after a long illness. Born on March 
29, 1889, in Waterford, N.Y., he prepared 
for college at the Boston Latin School, 
attended Harvard College for a year, and 



studied at the American Academy of Dra- 
matic Art. For more than 50 years he 
acted in. wrote, and produced plays. His 
collaboration with the late Russel Crouse 
covered 30 years in show business and 
produced 15 plays, including Life With 
Father, which opened in 1939 and ran for 
more than IVi years. His wife, actress 
Dorothy Stickney, who survives him, also 
starred in the play. 

Mr. Lindsay and Miss Stickney both re- 
ceived honorary master of arts degrees at 
Bowdoin in June 1951. The citation read 
by President Kenneth Sills '01 at that time 
said in part: ". . . playwright, producer, 
actor, proud of his Maine forebears and of 
the fact that his best-known play was first 
produced at Lakewood, then under the 
management of the late Herbert L. Swett, 
of the Class of 1901, familiar to thousands 
of American playgoers, not only for his 
work and association with Life With 
Father but with Dulcy, Arsenic and Old 
Lace, State of the Union (Pulitzer Prize), 
and many others, who in the dramatic 
presentation of Clarence Day's book and 
with the charming cooperation of his mate 
has made Life With Father and Life With 
Mother American dramatic classics, and 
who has contributed already so much to 
keep the American stage clean, decent, and 
entertaining, and from his new play to be 
produced this fall it Remains to Be Seen 
how much greater will be that contribu- 
tion." 



Lloyd F. MacDonald '51 

Lloyd Freeland MacDonald, who had been 
engaged in the insurance business for near- 
ly 20 years, died in Portland on Feb. 3, 
1968. Born on Aug. 21, 1926, in that city, 
he prepared for college at Deering High 
School and at the Morristown School in 
New Jersey. During World War II he 
served in the Navy Air Corps for three 
years. He attended Bowdoin from June 
1947 until February 1950, sang in the 
Meddiebempsters, and was an outstanding 
pitcher on the baseball team. Since 1950 
he had been associated with the Mutual 
Trust Life Insurance Co. of Chicago, 
working much of the time as a special 
agent in its Portland office. 

A member of the State Street Congrega- 
tional Church in Portland, Mr. MacDonald 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara Kent 
MacDonald, whom he married on Sept. 
23. 1950. in Portland: a daughter, Miss 
Linda F. MacDonald (16); and a son, 
Kent E. MacDonald (12). His fraternity 
was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 



David J. Rines '55 

David Joseph Rines died on Feb". 20, 1968, 
in Freedom, N.H. Born on June 21, 1933, 
in Ossipee, N.H., he prepared for college 



at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., 
and attended Bowdoin during 1951-52, be- 
fore transferring to the University of New 
Hampshire. He entered the Army in May 
1955 and served with the Signal Corps in 
West Germany for about 18 months. His 
main term of employment since then was 
with Scott-Williams Inc. of Laconia, N.H. 
Mr. Rines is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Gloria Rines; a daughter. Lois Rines; a 
son, Wayne Rines; his mother, Mrs. Ruth 
S. Rines of Freedom; and a brother. El- 
bridge G. Rines '53 of Rochester, N.H. 
His fraternity was Phi Delta Psi. 



Gerald T. Skidgel '59 

Gerald Thomas Skidgel, a lieutenant in the 
Navy, was one of four airmen killed when 
a Naval Air Test Center CH-53A heli- 
copter, of which he was co-pilot, crashed 
into a television tower guy wire in Gales- 
burg, N.D., on Feb. 14, 1968. Born on 
Dec. 30, 1937, in Newport, he prepared 
for Bowdoin at Thornton Academy in 
Saco. He entered Bowdoin in September 
1955 as the recipient of an Alumni Fund 
Scholarship. Following his freshman year 
he entered the United States Naval Acad- 
emy, from which he received a bachelor of 
science degree in lune 1960, when he was 
commissioned an ensign in the Navy. 

During his career as a Naval aviator. 
Lt. Skidgel twice took part in astronaut 
pickups while operating from the USS 
Kearsarge. After being stationed at Pensa- 
cola, Fla., and San Diego, Calif., he had 
a tour of duty in the Vietnam area with 
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Six. 
He was selected to attend the Naval Test 
Pilot School and reported to the Naval 
Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Md.. in 
May 1965. He was graduated with distinc- 
tion as a member of Class 42 in February 
1966 and was assigned to the Rotary Wing 
Branch of the Flight Test Division as a 
shipboard trials of the RH-3A helicopter 
project test pilot. He conducted the Navy 
and the Navy Board of Inspection and Sur- 
vey acceptance trials of the UH-46D heli- 
copter. He also participated in the Navy's 
preliminary evaluations of the CH-53A 
Sea Stallion. Tn November 1966 he re- 
turned to the Test Pilot School as a heli- 
copter and fixed wing aircraft flight in- 
structor. He was the author of the Rotary 
Wing Performance Testing Manual for the 
Navy and at the time of his death was en- 
gaged in a research project investigating 
blade stall and Mach number effects on 
the helicopter rotary wing. 

Lt. Skidgel is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
lane Staples Skidgel, whom he married in 
Saco on June 18, 1960: three children. 
Stephen P. Skidgel (6), Michael F. Skidgel 
(5), and Mary K. Skidgel (1); his father. 
Thomas C. Skidgel of Westbrook: and a 
brother. Robert C. Skidgel of Saco. His 
fraternity was Sigma Nu. 



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try Homecoming. 

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Your best friends will! 



On tap: soccer vs. Williams (10:30 a.m.), lobster stew lunch (11:30 a.m.), cross-country vs. Williams 
(12:30 p.m.), football vs. Williams (1:30 p.m.), Alumni Day Reception (after the game), Alumni House fellowship (4 p.m.). 



BOWDOIN 

ALUMNUS 



Volume 42 Summer 1968 



Number 4 



Editor, Edward Born '57. Associate Editors, 
Robert M. Cross '45, Glenn K. Richards '60. 
Assistants, Edith E. Lyon, Dorothy E. 
Weeks, Mary M. Robinson. 



The Alumni Council 
President, Leonard W. Cronkhite Jr. '41; 
Vice President, Lawrence Dana '35; Sec- 
retary, Glenn K. Richards '60; Treasurer, 
Glenn R. Mclntire '25. Members-at- Large: 
1969: Stephen F. Leo '32, Donald F. Barnes 
'35, Leonard W. Cronkhite Jr. '41, Willard 
B. Arnold III '51; 1970: Kenneth W. Sewall 
'29, Lawrence Dana '35, William S. Burton 
'37, C. Nelson Corey '39; 1971: Malcolm E. 
Morrell '24, Arthur W. Keylor '42, John F. 
Magee '47, William D. Ireland Jr. '49; 
1972: Lewis V. Vafiades '42, Campbell Cary 
'46, Paul P. Brountas '54, Albert E. Gibbons 
Jr. '58. Faculty Member: Paul V. Hazelton 
'42. Other Council members are the repre- 
sentatives of recognized local alumni clubs 
and the editor of the Bowdoin Alumnus. 



The Alumni Fund 
Chairman, Gordon C. Knight '32; Vice 
Chairman, L. Robert Porteous Jr. '46; Sec- 
retary, Robert M. Cross '45. Directors: 1969: 
Gordon C. Knight '32; 1970: L. Robert 
Porteous Jr. '46; 1971: Albert F. Lilley '54; 
1972: James M. Fawcett III '58; 1973: Rich- 
ard H. Downes '60. 



Cover: What finer symbol of commence- 
ment than a three-generation Bowdoin 
family? Flanking Richard P. Berry Jr. '68 
are his father, Richard Sr. '45, and grand- 
father, Harrison M. '11. —Photo by Tom 
Jones. 



The opinions expressed in the Bowdoin Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. 

Member of the American Alumni Council 
Bowdoin Alumnus: published quarterly by Bowdoin 
College. Office of publication: Hawthorne-Longfel- 
low Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me. 04011. 
Second-class postage paid at Brunswick, Me. 



In This Issue 

2 On Community Athern P. Daggett 

In his baccalaureate address the Acting President made an 
eloquent plea for commonness of purpose. 

5 Getting with It 

Believing that it cannot and would not escape the world in 
which it lives, Bowdoin seeks 85 black students by 1970. 

6 Bowdoin Celebrates Its 163rd 

Commencement is an old story but little ever seems to be lost 
in its annual retelling. 

12 Bowdoin's Busy Women 

While the men renewed old acquaintances, their ladies hon- 
ored Mrs. Coles— and had some fun, too. 

13 Newest Honorary Alumni 

Excerpts from the honorary degree citations which were read 
as Bowdoin paid tribute to nine distinguished Americans. 

14 American Infirmity in Foreign Affairs Peter F. Hayes 
In his commencement talk which won the Goodwin Speaking 
Prize, a senior articulated some concerns of his generation. 

17 War and Peace 

The Vietnam dissenters on campus were strong and well or- 
ganized but they kept their cool— as did the other side. 

18 Still the Explorers' College 

A Bowdoin alumnus led a five-man expedition to the summit 
of the tallest mountain in Colombia. 

20 Notes on the Institute J°hn C. Rensenbrink 

The darkness of Africa lies in the eye of the beholder. Bow- 
doin's 22nd Biennial Institute shed light on the subject. 

22 Life on Campus: An Interim Report William C. Pierce 
The work of examining every aspect of underclass campus 
environment continues. A report on the study to date. 

27 Bowdoin Receives a Rare Portrait 

A Bowdoin alumnus has given a watercolor that fills a gap 
in the College's collection of colonial and federal portraits. 

28 Letters & Class News 45 In Memory 



ATHERN E DAGGETT 



ON COMMUNITY 



"// our world of the colleges and 
universities is to recover its health, 
it must recover its sense of 
community, its sense of the possession 
of common purposes and values." 



In a departure from tradition, Senior's Last Chapel and 
Baccalaureate were combined last spring into a single 
observance, to which only seniors, faculty members, and 
administrators were invited. Seldom in recent years has 
the feeling of community been so strong on the campus 
as it was that evening in May. The service was conducted 
in the Chapel following dinner in the Senior Center. 
Printed here is the Acting President's address. 



I was talking the other day with a man whose judgment 
I value highly and who seems to me to be a perceptive 
and intelligent observer of the times in which we live. 
"I am worried," he said, "because not since 1860 has 
the country seemed to me to be so imminently in danger 
of splitting apart." As we discussed it, he stressed that 
the deep differences of opinion which split the body 
politic seemed to be passing beyond the possibility of 
reconciliation and accommodation. Debate seems at times 
to be yielding to assertion and accusation. It is affecting 
our schools and colleges, our communities, every segment 
of American life. It behooves us as members of an intel- 
lectual community to consider it. 

Tonight I am speaking on behalf of the College to 
what is at just this moment its most important element. 
The College is a community of diverse elements, the 
students, the faculty, the alumni, the Governing Boards, 
and the general public which acts through the State. Each 
is necessary for the existence of the College. We are here 



because the inhabitants of the District of Maine thought 
it important that their sons should be educated, to use 
the somewhat quaint style of the Charter, in "Virtue and 
Piety," and in the knowledge of "the Languages and of 
the Useful and Liberal Arts and Sciences." In response 
to that feeling, the Great and General Court of the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts responded by giving us our 
Charter, by endowing us with several townships of wild 
lands, and by recognizing the nature of our enterprise by 
starting us on our tax-exempt status which is still one of 
our most important assets. We are in the tradition of 
what are called "the private colleges," but we could not 
continue to function except with the support of the gen- 
eral public which recognizes our purpose and supports 
it. We are still tax-exempt, and though there are no 
longer wild lands to give us, there are NSF grants, 
Higher Education Facilities Acts, and government-fi- 
nanced scholarships and loan funds. 

Bowdoin is about to observe its 163rd commencement. 
It is the Governing Boards which have the responsibility 
for the continuing institution. They govern the College, 
and what is more, to an amazing extent, they support it. 
Their crucial duty is to see that the College has the re- 
sources necessary for its continued functioning. They are 
also the custodians of the College's purpose. It was placed 
in their charge by the founders. They have that purpose 
in trust and it is their responsibility to see that it is re- 
defined and adapted to the changing circumstances of the 
succeeding generations. And finally, there are those who 



teach and those who learn. It is for this that the whole 
enterprise exists. The College achieves its purposes 
through those who teach. It must be an able faculty, and 
it must have the capacity to grow and develop as it works. 
It must be a faculty which can keep abreast of develop- 
ments in its own field. It must have the capacity to con- 
tribute itself to the growth and development of the fields 
in which it works. Most importantly of all, however, it 
must be a faculty that can teach, for it is that for which 
the College was established and has been maintained all 
these years. Finally, there are the students, the most im- 
portant but not therefore necessarily the controlling ele- 
ment. The College exists for the students, but in a par- 
ticular sense. It exists for them for the purposes defined 
in the Charter as developed and interpreted over the 
years. It has existed for you for the past four years. It 
is by virtue of that fact that you are at just this moment 
its most important element. 

Today the enterprise is threatened, as it seems to me 
it has not been threatened since the tragic divisions of 
the years of the Civil War. The current crisis in higher 
education in colleges and universities is part of the crisis 
of our nation, of our society, and of the world in which 
we live. Here and now, however, we are concerned with 
the crisis as it affects the colleges; we are concerned with 
how to keep bridges across the fissures that are develop- 
ing in our colleges and universities. 

Lord Balfour, the distinguished English politician and 
statesman who was one-time prime minister of the United 
Kingdom was once asked, "What is it that is the secret 
of the success of British democracy?" He replied, "It is 
that we are so fundamentally one that we can safely afford 
to bicker." Like a political democracy, an intellectual in- 
stitution such as a college or university is a community. 
Like a political democracy, it needs to thrash out its dif- 
ferences by public debate. Like a political democracy, the 
effectiveness and freedom with which it can do that de- 
pends on having assumptions on which there is general 
agreement. If our world of the colleges and universities 
is to recover its health, it must recover its sense of com- 
munity, its sense of the possession of common purposes 
and values. 

The academic community is not a healthy community 
if it allows itself to become divided by function rather 
than united by purpose. The division fancied to exist 
between faculty and administration, the antagonism of 
interest often alleged to separate the classroom and the 
laboratory from the playing field and the gymnasium, the 
clash which many see between Governing Boards on the 
one hand and faculties on the other, the differences of 
opinion often attributed to the students of yesterday, the 
alumni, and the students of today, the undergraduates — 
all of these, when they are real, contribute to the frag- 
menting of the broad common base of agreed interest and 
purposes on which meaningful debate can be conducted. 



The academic community, if it is to be a useful com- 
munity in the society in which it operates, must itself 
reflect the community of which it is a part. In a democ- 
racy, it must be democratic. The key to the door of aca- 
demic opportunity cannot be cut from aristocratic, or 
economic, or religious, or political, or racial considera- 
tions. The program of student aid, with its scholarships, 
loan funds, and job opportunities, is all directed toward 
eliminating economic barriers to academic opportunity. 
The Bylaws of the College provide: "No test with respect 
to race, color, or creed shall be imposed in the choice of 
Trustees, Overseers, officers, members of the Faculty, 
any other employees, or in the admission of students." 



T. 



The Disadvantaged 



he current scene focuses attention on the disadvan- 
taged, especially where the reasons for the disadvantage 
are racial. Bowdoin's record in this respect in the past 
has not been bad. It is the College of John Brown Russ- 
wurm, one of the first two Negroes to graduate from an 
American college, and of Oliver Otis Howard, who was 
the first great champion of higher education for Negroes 
on the American scene. The undergraduates themselves 
pioneered in this field with Project 65 which has been 
continued with both student and College support. The 
United States Office for Civil Rights lists us as having 
twenty-three Negroes and five other nonwhites. So far, so 
good, no doubt, but it is not far enough. We need to do 
more if we are to do our fair share in meeting the national 
problem. We need to make the effort for our own sake. 
It is a national problem. We cannot afford to stand aside 
from it. 

Finally, it is necessary, if we are to be a true com- 
munity, that all who are within the community should be 
of the community. All members of the community should 
take their part in it. What the College has to offer to any 
student should be open to all students. 

An academic community, by its nature a community 
composed of intelligent and articulate individuals, should 
be the community par excellence where issues are dis- 
cussed and debated and where conclusions are arrived 
at after general consideration. This involves tolerance 
and humility, and respect for another's opinion, even 
though one may feel that often it is wrong, mistaken, or 
illogical. It is deserving of its chance to convince and if 
it is wrong, or mistaken, or illogical, then if there is per- 
fectly free discussion and debate, it should be revealed 
for what it is. The absolute conviction of the truth, or 
justice, or righteousness of one's own position, can pos- 
sibly go along with tolerance and humility, but it seldom 
does. As Mr. Justice Holmes has said: "If you have no 
doubt of your premises or your power, and want a cer- 
tain result with all your heart, you naturally express your 



ON COMMUNITY 



wishes in law, and sweep away all opposition. . . . But 
when men have realized that time has upset many fight- 
ing faiths, they may come to believe even more than they 
believe the very foundations of their own conduct, that 
the ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade 
in ideas — that the best test of truth is the power of the 
thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the 
market, and that truth is the only ground upon which 
their wishes can be carried out. That, at any rate, is the 
theory of our Constitution. It is an experiment, as all life 
is an experiment." 

However, there are seldom absolutes, and for most of 
the problems that you face, there are few final solutions. 
I am here reminded of another of Lord Balfour's state- 
ments. I know most of you have heard me quote it be- 
fore, but it seems to me to be so wise, it is worth repeat- 
ing many times: "Politics is the art of finding the com- 
promises that postpone the crises that arise from insolu- 
ble problems." That, it seems to me , defines not only the 
object of politics but our object. The immediate prob- 
lems of our day, the great human problems, have no 
final answers, and each generation advances or falls back 
in its attempt to take hold of them and manage them. 
Let us be sure that ours advances them. 

Recently I had the privilege of attending the inaugura- 
tion of Robert W. Morse as president of Case Western 
Reserve. He is a long-time friend, a Bowdoin graduate 
in the Class of 1943. That is why I was there, to repre- 
sent his alma mater. As we entered Severance Hall for 
the ceremonies, we passed between rows of students si- 
lently and reprovingly holding aloft placards. The plac- 
ards asserted absolutes — good absolutes, on the whole, 
but still final and uncompromising. They dealt with prob- 
lems which even the most ardent student must have 



known can be solved only by compromise and accommo- 
dation. But argument by placard admits of no such give 
and take. President Morse introduced an aside in his 
address in which he regretted that the protesters felt no 
more fruitful method of communication was possible. 

For the individual student, membership in the commu- 
nity and communication with its members will elude him 
unless the purposes and procedures of the College have 
relevance for him. What he is doing in the classroom or 
the laboratory or the library must seem to him worth 
doing. If it doesn't, then he is in the community but not 
of it. If it doesn't seem worth doing, then he has no basis 
for communication with the other students. They aren't 
his fellow students. He has no real fellowship with them. 
Alienation is a term that is much used today. As well as 
any other, it identifies the student who has lost or never 
had the sense of relevance. 

To you, the members of the Class of 1968, I can say 
no more than to express the hope that you have here 
found a community whose base of common purpose has 
given you a firm foundation on which to prepare yourself 
in the give and take of academic life, both in and outside 
the classroom, for what lies ahead, and that you will 
contribute to the larger community to which you go, as 
you have to this one. Bowdoin's first President, address- 
ing Bowdoin's first class, said "It ought always to be re- 
membered . . . that literary institutions are founded and 
endowed for the common good, and not for the private 
advantage of those who resort to them. It is not that they 
may be able to pass through life in any easy or reputable 
manner, but that their mental power may be cultivated 
and improved for the benefit of society." 

I can wish no more than that Bowdoin has done that 
for you. 



GETTING WITH IT 



More black students, fuller curriculum are among the goals. 



In May members of Bowdoin Un- 
dergraduate Civil Rights Organiza- 
tion sat down with Acting President 
Daggett and Bowdoin's three deans 
to discuss how Bowdoin might do 
more to educate American black 
students, especially those who are 
disadvantaged. 

Two steps were taken as a result 
of the discussions: (1) The College 
will seek to increase its enrollment 
of American blacks to 85 by 1970, 
and (2) the Acting President created 
a faculty-student Committee on Bow- 
doin's Responsibilities to the Dis- 
advantaged. 

Both proposals were initiated by 
the students and were the outgrowth 
of BUCRO's four years of experi- 
ence recruiting black students and of 
the insights gained during the con- 
ference in February (Spring Alum- 
nus). As such, they hardly came as 
a surprise to an administration that 
has maintained close communication 
with civil rights activists. 

Named to the committee were six 
members of the faculty and four 
students: Paul V. Hazelton '42, 
chairman of the Education Depart- 
ment; Burton W. Taylor, chairman 
of the Sociology Department; Dan- 
iel Levine, associate professor of 
history; Edward B. Minister, assis- 
tant professor of sociology; Paul L. 
Nyhus, assistant professor of history; 
James A. Storer, dean of the faculty 
(ex officio) ; Robert E. Ives '69; Vir- 
gil H. Logan Jr. '69; W. Stewart 
Blackburn 71; and Robert C. John- 
son Jr. 71. All the students are mem- 
bers of BUCRO. In naming the com- 
mittee, the Acting President said: 
"The College community has been 
sensitive to the poignant problems of 
our times," including "the plight of 
the disadvantaged. 

"The seemingly easy answer is to 
take more students from the disad- 
vantaged sectors. We have thought 
that we were trying to do that. In 
some ways we have been a pioneer. 

"A current survey of the U.S. 
Office for Civil Rights credits us 
with 23 Negroes and five other non- 
whites. To enroll even that number 
has not been easy. It is the product 
of considerable effort and planning 



on the part of the College and the 
students. 

"It requires heavy scholarship 
subsidy if the disadvantaged are to 
be able to come. It requires tutorial 
assistance, special dispensations ex- 
tending to lightened course loads 
and allowance for initial failure, and, 
throughout, a sympathetic and un- 
derstanding environment if these 
students are to be able to stay." 

The student civil rights leadership, 
the Acting President said, "is inter- 
ested in a commitment to a larger 
number of Negro students, in the 
presence on the faculty of Negro 
teachers and administrators, and the 
inclusion in the curriculum of 
courses that will put in proper per- 
spective the Negro's contribution to 
history, music, art, and literature." 

Mr. Daggett thought these propos- 
als "not unreasonable" and said they 
will be among the subjects to be con- 
sidered by the committee. 

Although Bowdoin is the College 
of John Brown Russwurm, Class of 
1826 and one of the first two blacks 
to graduate from an American col- 
lege (the other graduated from Am- 
herst a few days earlier), and of 
Oliver Otis Howard, Class of 1850 
and one of the founders of Howard 
University, the precedent for Bow- 
doin's latest venture rests more on 
the fact that throughout its history it 
has educated disadvantaged white 
students from the backwoods and 
seacoast of Maine. Some of what it 
has learned in educating the son of 
a French-Canadian lumberjack or a 



Yankee lobsterman ought to be ap- 
plicable to the present challenge. 

The financial cost of achieving the 
goal of 85 black students is still 
being studied, but what is known 
offers little comfort to keepers of 
the budget. According to Student 
Aid Director Walter H. Moulton 
'58, the average scholarship and loan 
award to a black student amounts 
to $2,800 vs. $1,950 for his white 
counterpart. Assuming that about 
the same portion of blacks will need 
aid in 1970 as now (about 80 per- 
cent), the scholarship and loan com- 
mitment to these students will 
amount to some $200,000, or about 
$50,000 more than an equal number 
of white scholarship students would 
require. "What we don't know yet," 
says Moulton, "are the added costs. 
Special summer programs, tutoring, 
etc. could amount to an additional 
$200,000 or so." 

One encouraging sign is that Bow- 
doin received more gifts for scholar- 
ships — more than $800,000 — during 
1967-68 than during any year in the 
past ten. 

The commitment is also in keep- 
ing with the College's earlier an- 
nounced goal of an additional 
$3,000,000 for scholarships by 1972. 

Clearly, the task of achieving the 
goals agreed upon by BUCRO and 
the College will tax Bowdoin's hu- 
man and financial resources to a 
considerable degree, but as Mr. 
Daggett has pointed out, "we can- 
not and would not escape the world 
in which we live." 



Institution 


i nc i\ 

Enrollment 


UIVIDtriij 

Negro 


UMIVIt 

Other 


Endowment 


Amherst 


1,151 


34 


5 


$ 99,000,000 


Bates 


952 


6 


1 


12,000,000 


Bowdoin 


891 


23 


5 


32,000,000 


Colby 


1,507 


16 


14 


1 7.000.000 


Hamilton 


802 


16 


5 


20.000,000 


Haverford 


542 


18 


14 


22,000,000 


Maine 


7,930 


2 


29 


State Sup. 


Oberlin 


2,317 


126 


36 


79,000,000 


Union (N.Y.) 


1,466 


13 


1 


28,000,000 


Wesleyan 


1,300 


75 


20 


160,000,000 


Williams 


1,195 


32 


21 


58,000,000 



Source: U.S. Office for Civil Rights, except for endowment figures, which 
are approximate market values. 



It was D 




The last minute rush and the 
return of old-guard alumni 
are part of every Bowdoin 
commencement, but each has 
distinctive qualities too. 
This year will be remembered 
as the one when Bowdoin paid 
honor to former President 
Coles (pictured right with 
Trustee William D. Ireland '16 
and Overseer Austin H. 
MacCormick '15, who will 
receive the Bowdoin Prize 
this fall) and as the one to 
which Acting President Daggett 
(far right) lent his own 
distinctive style. 



PHOTOS BY THOMAS M. BROWN '67 AND PAUL DOWNING 



BOWDOIN 
CELEBRATES 
ITS 163 RD 



Someone somewhere likes us. Rain fell in Brunswick on 24 
days in June but neither alumni day nor commencement, 
June 14 and 15, was interrupted. Led by the Class of 1943, 
which had 67 members back, more than 700 alumni defied 
the odds on the weather and returned to alma mater to at- 
tend their class reunions and to witness the commencement 
exercises. A record crowd, estimated at 1800, saw the College 
confer 207 bachelor of arts degrees, nine honorary doctor- 
ates, and seven master of arts degrees. 



Daggett's first as acting president and Dr. Coles's first as an honorary alumnus 












% 




■■'■' 




In the rush of reunion 



Commencement and reunion 
are hectic times for the head 
of a college and his wife. 
The many alumni who offered 
best wishes and continued 
support at the Friday reception 
lifted the spirits of Acting 
President and Mrs. Daggett. 






.' , 



i,» 





nany alumni took time out to greet the Acting President and his wife 



alumni day is always a full one of appointments, 
/\ awards, meetings, and much good fellowship, but 
-*- -m. many alumni took time out from their busy schedules 
to stop by the Moulton Union for the President's Reception. 
There they wished continued success to Athern and KT 
Daggett in their roles as acting president and first lady. Judg- 
ing by the warmth with which they received the steady 
stream of visitors, these sentiments were just what the Dag- 
getts needed. 

Earlier in the day the Alumni Council elected Dr. Leonard 
W. Cronkhite Jr. '41 its president for 1968-69 and Lawrence 
Dana '35 its vice president. Treasurer Glenn R. Mclntire 
'25 was reelected, as was Secretary Glenn K. Richards '60. 
The four new members at large, elected by alumni ballot, are 



Paul P Brountas '54, Campbell Cary '46, Albert E. Gibbons 
Jr. '58, and Lewis V. Vafiades '42. 

At the alumni day lunch former President Coles re- 
ceived the thanks of the Council for his many contributions 
to the College. Council President Roscoe C. Ingalls '43 read 
a resolution which said in part: "It is difficult, at best, to 
enumerate the many significant contributions that you have 
made to Bowdoin. ... It is, however, with pride that we ob- 
serve the College today — a thriving, progressive institu- 
tion whose modern buildings, challenging curriculum, and 
outstanding faculty reflect your foresight and wisdom." 

That evening, following class reunion dinners, many 
alumni attended the commencement play, William Wycher- 
ley's The Country Wife, in Pickard Theater. 




3. 



Two Alumni Service Award; 



Donovan D. Lancaster '27 (1) and 
Philip S. Wilder '23 (2) shared the 
Alumni Service Award, presented to them 
on behalf of the Alumni Association 
by outgoing President Roscoe C. Ingalls 
Jr. '43, Bowdoin's newest overseer. 
Douglas W. Brown (3) got congratulations 
from Acting President Daggett and 
former President Coles for winning the 
Andrew Allison Haldane Cup, given to 
a senior who has displayed "outstanding 
qualities of leadership and character." 
Generous class gifts were announced by 
1918 Class Agent Lloyd O. Coulter (4) 
and 1943 Class Agent William K. 
Simonton (5). 



10 




jnd generous class gifts were announced at the commencement lunch 



as usual there was lots of good news at the commence- 
/_K ment lunch. Among the best was an announcement by 
A. \. Alumni Fund Chairman Lewis V. Vafiades '42 that 
the Fund stood at $405,000, exceeding the previous com- 
mencement time record of $332,000 announced a year ago. :!: 
Helping to boost the Fund to this record level were the 1943 
Class Gift of $40,000 and the 1918 Gift of $76,000. 

Another announcement which was well received was that 
Overseer Austin H. MacCormick '15 would be presented the 
Bowdoin Prize, the most distinctive nonacademic honor con- 
ferred by the College, at a special convocation on October 
17. Picked by a panel consisting of the presidents of Har- 

* By June 30, 52 percent of Bowdoin's alumni contributed $448,000 and 
broke the 1966-67 record of $356,613. 



vard and Yale and the chief justice of the Maine Supreme 
Court, MacCormick will be honored for his work as execu- 
tive director of the Osborne Association Inc., whose major 
aims are to improve correctional institutions and to help 
released prisoners make new starts in life. 

Roscoe C. Ingalls '43 was introduced as Bowdoin's newest 
overseer. He was elected to the board in accordance with 
the wishes of alumni as expressed by ballot last spring. The 
retiring president of the Alumni Council, Ingalls lives in 
Bronxville, N.Y., and is a partner in an investment broker- 
age firm. On the day he was elected Dr. Allan Woodcock '12 
retired as an active member of the Board of Overseers and 
was elected to emeritus standing. He had been an active 
overseer since 1942. 



11 



BOWDOIN'S 

BUSY 

WOMEN 



Highlighting commencement activities of the Society of 
Bowdoin Women was the dedication of a painting by Jeana 
Dale Bearce in honor of Bowdoin's former First Lady, Mrs. 
James S. Coles. The painting hangs in Gibson Hall, com- 
mencement headquarters of the Society. At a standing-room- 
only ceremony there Friday morning Mrs. Athern P. Dag- 
gett, wife of the Acting President, read a resolution praising 
Mrs. Coles and said the painting would be "a permanent 
symbol, to remain at Bowdoin, of your contribution and our 
pride in it." 




Upper left: New officers of the 
Society are (left-right) President 
Mrs. Vincent B. Welch, Nominating 
Committee Chairman Mrs. Daniel 
T. Drummond Jr., Vice President Mrs. 
Charles W. Allen, Secretary Mrs. 
Richard A. Morrell, Honorary President 
Mrs. Athern P. Daggett, and Treasurer 
Mrs. E. Leroy Knight. Also elected, 
but not in the photo, were Mrs. Frank 
A. Farrington, Friday luncheon 
chairman; Mrs. Henry B. Phillips, 
Saturday luncheon chairman; and Mrs. 
Lendall B. Knight, assistant treasurer. 
Above: Mrs. Daggett and Mrs. Coles 
admire painting by Jeana Dale 
Bearce which was hung in Mrs. Coles's 
honor in Gibson Hall. Left: The 
Friday and Saturday luncheons were 
their usual happy successes. As in 
the past mothers and wives of 
graduating seniors were guests of 
the Society at the Saturday lunch in 
Sargent Gymnasium. 

PHOTOS BY PAUL DOWNING 



12 




Coles, LL.D. 



Dingley, L.H.D. 



Foster, LL.D. 



Gardner, LL.D. Gould '31, Litt.D. 




Sullivan, LL.D. 



Pickard '22, LL.D. Yourcenar, Litt.D. Greene, L.H.D. 



NEWEST HONORARY ALUMNI 



Bowdoin conferred honorary degrees 
on one woman and eight men (one 
in absentia) at its 163rd commence- 
ment exercises. 

Herewith are excerpts from the 
ascriptions read by Acting President 
Athern P. Daggett '25: 

James Stacy Coles: "As presi- 
dent of Bowdoin for 15 years, he 
recognized that a college achieves 
its purposes through those who teach 
and he insisted on a highly qualified 
faculty. . . . He was the greatest 
builder in Bowdoin's history. . . . 
He supported fully Bowdoin's tradi- 
tional dedication to the common 
good, not only by encouraging others 
but by playing an active role in pub- 
lic affairs. . . . Pro causa honoris et 
pro merito, doctor of laws." 

Fred Raymond Dingley, princi- 
pal of Lee Academy: "... a son of 
Maine who has dedicated a full life- 
time of educating the sons and 
daughters of Maine. . . ." Doctor of 
humane letters. 

William Chapman Foster, di- 
rector of the U.S. Arms Control and 
Disarmament Agency: "A living 
refutation of the dichotomy so often 
attributed to government and busi- 
ness, you have proved that character 
and ability are equally at home in 
both." Doctor of laws. 



John William Gardner, chair- 
man of the Urban Coalition and for- 
mer Secretary of Health, Education, 
and Welfare: "For your service 
both in and to education in America, 
and for your demonstration both 
that public and private sources have 
their own contributions to make, 
and that talent is equally at home 
in each. . . ." Doctor of laws. (Con- 
ferred in absentia following a sud- 
den illness which prevented him 
from attending the exercises.) 

John Thomas Gould '31, author 
(The Fastest Hound Dog in the State 
of Maine), onetime editor and pub- 
lisher (Lisbon Enterprise), and col- 
umnist (Christian Science Monitor, 
Baltimore Evening Sun): "For your 
mastery of Down East understate- 
ment, for your skill with the unex- 
pected word, for your ability to pro- 
ject the voice and spirit of your 
State. . . ." Doctor of literature. 

Theodore Meyer Greene, visit- 
ing professor of philosophy and resi- 
dent of the Senior Center: "In these 
troubled and uncertain times he has 
been spendthrift of his own time and 
energy in counseling and even more 
in listening. . . . The Senior Class 
has asked to share its numerals with 
you." Doctor of humane letters. 

John Coleman Pickard '22: 



"Son, grandson, and great-grandson 
of members of the Governing Boards 
of the College, he himself has served 
since 1952. ... A generous benefac- 
tor of the College, he has given free- 
ly of his time, judgment, and imag- 
ination, as well as of his resources." 
Doctor of laws. 

Leon Howard Sullivan, pastor 
of Zion Baptist Church, Philadel- 
phia, and civil rights leader: ". . . his 
most notable achievement has been 
the spectacularly successful Oppor- 
tunities Industrialization Center Pro- 
gram which has provided vocational 
training for over 5,000 persons since 
1964, and has set a pattern for a 
national network of Negro job train- 
ing and self-help projects." Doctor 
of laws. 

Marguerite Yourcenar, author 
(Memoirs of Hadrian): "For your 
skill in combining the creative imag- 
ination of the artist with the meticu- 
lous attention to detail of the scholar 
and the insistence on essential truth 
of the philosopher . . . Bowdoin is 
proud to include you in the small 
but select company of daughters.* 
. . ." Doctor of literature. 



*She is the 27th woman to receive an 
honorary degree from Bowdoin. The first 
was Sarah Orne Jewett who received a 
Litt.D. in 1901. 



13 



PETER F. HAYES 



American Infirmity in Foreign Affairs 



Students telling it like it is has become the fashion across 
the country, but they've been doing that at Bowdoin since 
its first commencement in 1806. Taken together, the 
commencement parts — as the four ten-minute talks by 
members of the graduating class are called — provide a 
guide to the concerns of the young men about to begin 
their worldly careers. 

Peter F Hayes's talk, which won for him the Goodwin 
Speaking Prize for the best commencement part and is 
published here, is in the long-standing commencement 
tradition of speaking out forthrightly yet responsibly, pro- 
vocatively yet not offensively. Given the limitations of 
time and place, it is as succinct and accurate a statement 
of how the Bowdoin College Class of 1968 views this 
nation's role in world affairs as one could find. 

Student Council president, Phi Beta Kappa graduate, 
and winner of a Keasbey Memorial Foundation Scholar- 
ship which he hopes to use at Oxford, Hayes plans to 
become a Foreign Service officer. 

Examinations, both descriptive and analytic, of United 
States policy in the world have so beset the American 
people of late that it is difficult to say much that does 
not give one a strong sense of deja vu. Moreover, discus- 
sion on the subject has become so polemical that de- 
tached, rational comment is rare. I shall try to be provo- 
cative, lest one be bored, and reasonable, lest I be irrele- 



vant. But I lay no claims to detachment in my admittedly 
more synthetic than novel remarks, for I seek to articu- 
late the unspoken but, I think, surging anguish of that 
portion of my generation who discern only hollowness in 
"tuning-in, turning-on, and dropping-out" and egocen- 
trism in the repudiation of what is meaninglessly termed 
"the Establishment" by its well-heeled children; and of 
those of us who are alternately incredulous, grieved, and 
exasperated by the pronouncements, policies, and per- 
sonnel of a government which prizes consensus over 
creativity; in short, of those of us at whom the suspicion 
gnaws more tenaciously every day that world events are 
surpassing the capacity of a myopic American citizenry 
and of the government it merits to comprehend and con- 
trol them. 

Nowhere on earth are the circumstances within which 
the United States must frame its policies more volatile 
than in the seething countries of the Afro-Asian world. 
Nowhere has our nation's inability to measure up to the 
responsibilities of power and wealth been more pro- 
nounced, and nowhere has our defense of our national in- 
terest been more inept. In no other section of the world 
has the disparity between our obsolescent view of the 
world and the real dynamics of contemporary interna- 
tional politics yawned so wide. And nowhere is the ex- 
hibit of bankruptcy of our policies so unmistakable and 
so damning as that provided by the conflict in Vietnam. 



14 



American infirmity in foreign affairs is a tragedy of 
which we are all part and to which we are all party. 

The not-yet nations of Afro-Asia are, of course, ex- 
ceedingly disparate, but one cohesive element marks 
them with fearsome and insistent catholicity: all are un- 
derdeveloped. Underdevelopment is a multifaceted condi- 
tion, but in part or in sum, it is staggering in its dimen- 
sions for the 1.5 billion people besieged by it. Two of its 
various manifestations are per capital annual incomes so 
low that it would require the yearly receipts of 150 East 
African peasants to support one student at Bowdoin, and 
typical annual government revenues which do not amount 
to the endowment of this college. Underdevelopment is 
the human reality of poverty, disease, ignorance; of men- 
dicancy, raggedness, filth; of squalor, promiscuity, malnu- 
trition; of suffering, drudgery, humiliation, and prema- 
ture death. 

I do not propose to bludgeon you with references to 
the number of infants who annually succumb to pre- 
ventable disease or to the myriads who expire of starva- 
tion as I write. Americans have grown emotionally im- 
mune, though no less lethargic, through repeated inocu- 
lation with such figures. In any case, we are a nation that 
is having trouble convincing itself that all of its citizens 
are entitled to a decent home, school, and job — let alone 
that all human beings ought to have such things. The 
perpetuation of underdevelopment, indeed its relative 
accentuation during the last ten years, however, is in 
part a reflection of our failure to deal with the world as 
it is, a failure that grows politically more dangerous and 
annually more inhumane. Underdevelopment colors, and 
ultimately defines, the policies of all the nations of Afro- 
Asia. It, not the communist menace, is the single over- 
riding impediment to world security. But it does not 
shape our international policies. 

At the core of our failure in modern international 
politics is the psychological set — that is, the predilections, 
prejudices, and preferences — through which we Ameri- 
cans admittedly or unwittingly filter our views of the 
world. Arthur Schlesinger Jr. recently pointed out that 
our infirmity stems not from the malevolence of men but 
from the obsolescence of ideas, that "the rapidity with 
which reality outstrips our perception of reality is an un- 
derlying source of our troubles with foreign policy." 

Whether on the New Left or on the neo-imperialistic 
right, Americans have an outmoded perspective on world 
events that is characterized by two often inextricable 
elements: moralism and ideology. The preeminence of 
these conditioning factors in American foreign policy has 
made this nation insufferable and irrelevant to most of 
the countries of the world. We are irrelevant because our 
vision of a world surgically divided between freedom- 
lovers and communism-lovers is a fantasy. We are insuf- 
ferable because our actions prove that we have divested 
ourselves of neither the role of international defender of 



Christianity and Capitalism which John Foster Dulles as- 
signed to us nor of the "white man's burden" that Wil- 
liam McKinley prayerfully hoisted onto our shoulders. 
Collectively, we have transposed and elevated democracy 
entwined with free enterprise to the level of a moral 
good valid for all peoples. We have sought to lead the 
world beneath a banner bearing nothing more inspiring 
than the clenched fist of anticommunism and been bit- 
terly disappointed when most of its people have accused 
us of tilting windmills. While one-half of the people of 
the world have been caught up in the contest against pov- 
erty, ignorance, and disease, our nation has been blind to 
their struggle, preoccupied — first in Berlin, then in Cuba, 
now in Vietnam — with our duel against Marxism- 
Leninism. 

A second but closely related component of our out- 
dated view of the world is an incipient arrogance. We are 
a people armed with an only recently shaken faith, rooted 
in John Calvin and popularized by Horatio Alger, in 
the ethical quality of our competitive way of life, and we 
are fortified by a historical experience of nearly un- 
broken material progress. Consequently, most Americans 
tend to distrust the poorer nations of the world that have 
turned to socialism as the expedient means of economic 
development. Moreover, Americans are quick to recall 
the relatively rapid development of their continent, for- 
getting the advantages of temperate climate, enormous 
national resources, vast expanse, and a skilled and cheap 
immigrant labor force, and we are equally swift to assume 
inferiority on the part of peoples who have not moved 
so fast. The upshot of these attitudes is a conviction that 
it follows from our deserved status as the most advanced 
nation that we have a responsibility to find an American 
solution to each of the world's problems, to establish a 
Pax Americana. Unfortunately, that solution has often 
placed a premium on stability at the price of progress. 

Emphasis on a moral ideology and confidence in its 
rectitude have frequently tinged our government's public 
statements with a holier-than-thou quality. The United 
States has a tendency to go about its international busi- 
ness naively proclaiming that its are the noble, selfless 
intentions in a world where noble intentions are easy 
to corrupt. Hence the credibility gap, hence the frequent 
charges of American hypocrisy, and thus we ignore the 
wisdom of Pascal's precaution that "He who acts the 
angel, ends the brute." 

A final aspect of the American perception of foreign 
relations is also a product of the psychological currents 
I have mentioned: It is the crisis-orientation of our for- 
eign affairs. Our crisis mentality prevents our govern- 
ment and people from distinguishing between the tran- 
sient and the vital and between the appropriate and the 
counter-productive actions on our part. Senator George 
McGovern illustrated how this attribute has had policy 
implications when he remarked: "The crisis addict . . . 



15 



AMERICAN INFIRMITY IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS 



lacks the perspective to realize that the steady, peaceful 
development of Asia, Africa, and Latin America is of far 
greater significance to American security than the po- 
litical color of future regimes in Vietnam or in the Do- 
minican Republic." The pattern of our foreign affairs is 
too often one of drift, crisis, and drift again. The result 
of this pattern is a tendency to compensate through the 
use of military force for our earlier niggardliness in apply- 
ing our economic and political resources to world prob- 
lems. Our attempt to prop up a client regime in Vietnam 
is but another instance of our hastiness to forget that 
we would do better to make our point in the world by 
example than by force of arms. 

All these aspects of the psychological set within which 
Americans contemplate the world are reflected in the 
resources that this country has applied to its foreign re- 
lations. Because the psychological residues that we have 
carried with us have barred our understanding of our 
international affairs, the American government's alloca- 
tion of funds and personnel to its foreign responsibilities 
has been insufficient and ill-conceived. Consider the min- 
iscule annual operating budgets of the Department of 
State, the consequent understaffing and overwork of that 
Department, the inadequate and declining proportion of 
our gross national product which goes toward foreign 
aid, and the 20 percent reduction since 1963 in the num- 
ber of foreign aid personnel stationed around the world 
by our government. Given this record, we should not be 
surprised that observers have credited American foreign 
policy with a propensity for locking the barn door after 
the horse has escaped. After all, in 1969 this nation will 
spend 14 percent of its federal budget on Vietnam- 
related expenditures, but only 3 percent on all its inter- 
national activities, including foreign aid. 

The pattern I have sought to lay bare is this: Ameri- 
cans do not enjoy thinking about the hungry and the ill- 
housed of the earth, so we ignore them until an event 
occurs which we imagine to threaten our security or our 



ideals as we apply them to other nations. Then we rouse 
ourselves from our hedonism and our introspection, 
drape ourselves in the righteous wrath of freedom 
aroused, and piously go forth to defend freedom, attack- 
ing the symptoms, not the causes, of our national peril. 

The implication should be clear. It is that most of the 
men in this graduating class will during the next few 
months be summoned to fight an avoidable war or, in 
any case, one that could only have been won by other 
means years ago had we had the courage. Were that fact 
not so deadly, it would be purely academic. But the real 
question I ask goes beyond Vietnam: Will similarly 
avoidable wars be skirted in the future? I see little evi- 
dence that they will be; Americans are just too busy. 
Besides, now negotiations have begun, and with them 
our national penchant for selective memory, a process 
that is not only unintelligent, but which is likely to prove 
suicidal. No, I doubt that we have learned much. 

But, if further empty conflicts are to be avoided, then 
there will have to be a revolution in the assumptions 
Americans bring to the conduct of foreign affairs in a 
world that is in ferment. There must be a willingness to 
assume heavy financial burdens in order to attack under- 
development; there must be a reluctance to proclaim 
every world crisis as one in which America's honor and 
fortitude will rise or fall; there must be a new patience in 
our public debate and a new appreciation, both of the 
world's diversity and of our fallibility. In short, there 
must be a general realization that foreign policy is not a 
matter of right and wrong as we define those worlds, 
but is the accommodation of national interests, and there 
must be a corresponding understanding that our histori- 
cal and national interests are bound up in the fulfillment 
of the aspirations of the impoverished peoples of the 
earth. 

For such a fundamental transformation as this, I hard- 
ly dare hope; but for a new beginning so many millions 
wait. 



16 



WAR AND PEACE 



In 1967-68 Bowdoin was divided but not disrupted by Vietnam. 



On the Walker Art Building terrace 
at 11 a.m. June 14, 19 seniors re- 
ceived military commissions. Two 
hours later, in the same location, 21 
seniors, in a ceremony which they 
themselves arranged, pledged not to 
serve in the armed forces so long 
as the war in Vietnam continues. 
Neither ceremony was interrupted. 
Both were conducted with dignity. 

Taken together, these events sum- 
marize the style of the Vietnam de- 
bate at Bowdoin during the past 
academic year. In sharp contrast 
with what happened on some cam- 
puses, both sides kept their cool — 
apparently remembering that a col- 
lege is a place where issues are 
discussed, not confronted. 

Opposition to Washington's Viet- 
nam policy was evident from the 
start of classes. In late October some 
20 students participated in the Na- 
tional Mobilization for Peace in 
Washington, D.C. Their participation 
resulted in a query from the FBI, 
which, in turn, led to a predictable 
reaction in certain quarters of the 
college community. Who participated 
in the peace rally wasn't the business 
of the FBI, or so the prevailing opin- 
ion held. 

Next, the ROTC Detachment came 
under fire. In January the faculty 
proposed that "the Governing Boards 
negotiate with the Secretary of the 
Army with the objective of obtain- 
ing contracts without provision for 
the granting of academic credit for 
courses offered by the Department of 
Military Science." The Boards re- 
ceived the proposal at their June 
meetings and are studying it. 

General Hershey's announcement 
that there would be virtually no 
graduate school deferments for this 
year's seniors brought public criti- 
cism from Acting President Daggett 
who thought the new policy threat- 
ened "the national interest by sud- 
denly removing from graduate edu- 
cation almost a whole academic 
generation." 

In combination with the Tet offen- 
sive and the Senate hearings on the 
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, Hershey's 
declaration brought antiwar opposi- 
tion to fever pitch, but there were 



no incidents on the campus. The CIA 
and Dow Chemical Co. recruited in 
peace, as did Air Force, Navy, and 
Marine Officer Selection Teams. 

Students of the Bowdoin Peace 
Movement — as those opposed to the 
draft and American policy in Viet- 
nam called themselves — held two 
meetings during March, one attended 
by some 80 persons, the other for 
representatives of similar groups on 
other Maine campuses. Among other 
things they made plans to partici- 
pate in the April war resistance rally 
in Boston. Meanwhile, members of 
the faculty organized, and two weeks 
before President Johnson's I-shall- 
not-run-again speech, 46 of Bow- 
doin's 109 active faculty members 
(exclusive of the ROTC staff and 
teaching fellows) publicly declared 
their support "of our students who 
non-violently resist a war which re- 
pels their conscience and ours." 
Public opposition came a month later 
when Overseer Robert Hale '10 spoke 
at a meeting of the Bowdoin Alum- 
ni Club of Washington, D.C. Recog- 
nizing the importance of academic 
freedom and that Vietnam was a 
controversial subject, he asserted: 
"No member of the Bowdoin faculty 
or any college faculty as far as I 
am concerned can be justified in 
counseling a young man to flout the 
draft law, to burn his draft card, or 
display contempt for lawful enact- 
ments for the defense of our coun- 
try. To do so is seditious and 
wicked." Others of the college com- 
munity privately criticized the state- 
ment because in their judgment it 
appeared to be an official statement, 
not the opinion of individuals in 
some way connected with Bowdoin. 

The Johnson announcement tem- 
porarily slowed down opposition to 
his policies and certainly contributed 
to the defeat of an attempt to get 
the Bowdoin faculty, as a corporate 
body, on record as opposed to the 
government's war policies. The re- 
sumption of bombing south of the 
20th parallel brought renewed bit- 
terness among members of the Bow- 
doin Peace Movement, however, and 
they decided to move off campus to 
preserve their freedom of action. 



Shortly after the spring vacation, 
they established the William Ladd 
Peace Center (named for an early 
overseer of the College who was a 
pacifist) in downtown Brunswick. 
There they sought, in the words of 
one student, to "provide a well-pub- 
licized and readily-available draft- 
counseling service." They did not 
reappear on the campus in any or- 
ganized form until the "Vietnam 
commencement" ceremony on Alum- 
ni Day. 

Throughout the year, the College 
sought to bring to the campus speak- 
ers holding a variety of views on 
Vietnam. Among them were Roger 
Hilsman, onetime Assistant Secretary 
of State for the Far East, a cautious 
critic of recent American foreign 
policy; Felix Greene, a journalist 
strongly opposed to the war; Tran 
Van Dinh, a former diplomatic 
representative of Vietnam; Robert A. 
Scalapino, a staunch defender of U.S. 
foreign policy in Asia; and Russell 
Johnson of the American Friends 
Service Committee. 

Several members of the faculty 
sought to impress upon the student 
dissenters the importance of the form 
their dissent took. Dialog, not con- 
frontation or even, to use Acting 
President Daggett's words, "argu- 
ment by placard," was the only use- 
ful tool on a college campus. Most 
notable was Visiting Professor Theo- 
dore M. Greene, a resident of the 
Senior Center, whose emphasis on 
communication and his ability to 
maintain it with students of all opin- 
ions was so appreciated by the senior 
class that it petitioned the College 
to award him an honorary degree. 

The war issue was a great emo- 
tional drain on students and instruc- 
tors which affected classroom per- 
formances. But neither it nor the 
civil rights movement, the other 
source of student concern at Bow- 
doin, disrupted the institution. Per- 
haps it was because Bowdoin is small 
and communication is easy. If this be 
true, then as long as college officials 
honestly communicate with students 
and students retain an iota of good 
sense, neither these nor other issues 
will. 



17 




STILLTHE EXPLORERS' COLLEGE 

With a boost from Senator Edward Kennedy, Paul A. Fey ling '65 led a five-man expedition to the summit of Pico Coldn, the 
tallest peak in Colombia, and continued a tradition started by Peary and MacMillan. Photos by Charles Kaska 



In the best tradition of Peary, MacMil- 
lan, Corwin Anson Olds '46 (our man 
at the South Pole), and Julian S. Ansell 
'44 (who had a Bowdoin pennant 
placed atop the tallest peak in Antarcti- 
ca), Paul A. Feyling '65 in February 
led a successful assault on Pico Colon, 
at 18,947 feet the tallest mountain in 
Colombia. 

In the expedition were three other 
vacationing Peace Corps volunteers and 
Dana T. Hathaway '66 of Province- 
town, Mass. All five made the final dash 
to the summit. 

With the "recomendado de Kennedy" 
(Senator Edward) to smooth things 
with the Colombian government, the 
group flew from Barranquilla on Febru- 



ary 14 to Valledupar, in northeastern 
Colombia. From there they traveled by 
jeep to Atanquez where they spent the 
night. For the next three days they 
traveled on foot but had mules to carry 
their gear. At 12,200 feet they left their 
mules and began backpacking up the 
mountain. Three days later, on Febru- 
ary 20, they set up a base camp at 
15,740 feet and prepared for the final 
assault. 

"We got up early the next morning, 
the 21st," says Feyling, "and left by 
first light. We made good time to the 
edge of the snow ridge running east 
from Colon, had a quick lunch, but 
then lost two valuable hours looking for 
a break in the glacier wall. Finally we 



had to descend almost to the lowest 
edge of the glacier to find a narrow 
couloir. The going was slow because 
of the extreme nieve penitente, sections 
of very soft snow, and our large party. 
We did not arrive at the rock face until 
late afternoon, so we decided to bivouac 
there. It was a difficult night; none 
could eat any of the food we had 
brought along because of nausea, and 
since we didn't have a stove to melt 
snow, the only liquids we took were 
through eating snow. 

"The next morning our sluggishness 
caused us to get a late start, 9 a.m.-, and 
we had to climb the rock face slowly 
because there were many loose boulders. 
We did not get over the rock face until 



18 



4 p.m. From there it was easy going on 
the steep but hard snow, with almost no 
step cutting necessary. We reached the 
summit at 5:15 p.m., lingered a few 
minutes and started down again. 

"The descent of the rock face went 
just as slowly as the ascent, since we 
were somewhat weak and had to rappel 
down the whole face, one by one, in the 
dark. At 1:30 a.m. we got to our biv- 
ouac area. We still couldn't eat any 
food, but we all slept well that night. 
The rest of the descent was uneventful. 
We arrived in Atanquez on the morning 
of February 27, right on schedule, to 
meet our jeep. 

"One interesting note: the German 
climber Erwin Kraus lent Dana an ice 
ax for the trip. It was the same one he 
had used in 1939 to make the first 
ascent of Pico Bolivar, Pico Colon's 
twin peak." 

The Feyling expedition was the fifth 
to scale the peak. 



Facing page: Feyling at the summit. 
Right: Dana T. Hathaway '66 at 
the base of the glacier on Pico 
Colon. Bottom: Colon's twin peak, 
Bolivar, seen from the summit, 
gives an idea of the challenge to 
the expedition. 





19 



NOTES ON THE INSTITUTE 



• • * 



The darkness of Africa is in the eye of the beholder. 



Books and articles are beginning to pour fourth from 
American printing presses on the subject of Africa. Africa 
is being studied and talked about as never before. Yet in 
the decisive respect Africa remains unknown because the 
darkness of that so-called dark continent is not in the 
continent but in the eye of the beholder. 

That this is so first became apparent to me after work- 
ing with British officials in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam. 
Their darkness (and it was so great that even I, a fellow 
Westerner, began to perceive it) was characterized by (a) 
a facts-and-figures knowledge, sometimes of extraordin- 
ary depth; and (b) an almost total imperviousness to the 
human self-existence of the people about whom these 
facts and figures were being accumulated. 

In spite of what has been said about the printing 
presses, Americans cannot be accused of (a). However, 
we can, I think, with considerable justification be accused 
of (b). The inner, unspoken, prevalent image of Africans 
that we have is of dressed up (or not so dressed up) 
monkeys. Student papers sometimes reflect this. More 
often, it is reflected in casual conversations with neighbors 
or with chance acquaintances or in talks with black peo- 
ple here and in Africa. 

We Americans at our best generally divide into two 
groups on the matter of monkeys, colonialism, and im- 
perialism. The one considers himself a realist. He says, 
"Look, you can talk all you want, but it's a fact that 
'they' are much better off now than when the Europeans 
found them." 

The other has shed that piece of assiduously cultivated 
mythology. He perceives the "realist's" essential self- 
rightousness. He has read or heard about the exploitation 
and dehumanization of a continent by a people very 
much like himself. He rasps at himself and his culture 
and, the hasty heart, he rushes into the arms of the Afri- 
can crying, "Brother!" He mistakes enlightenment about 
himself for understanding of the black man. He may be 
described as a romantic liberal. 

The interesting thing is that neither the realist nor the 
romantic liberal penetrates the darkness that separates 
them — and us — from perceiving Africa without constraint 
or without exaggerated feelings of one kind or another. 

This is our situation. It is inevitable no doubt — some- 
thing we have to work out of our system. That takes time. 
But it also requires that we strive now to perceive and 
hear Africans as if they were real people with their own 
humanly significant qualities, their own sensibilities and 
passions, their own destiny. 



We devoted the 1968 Bowdoin Biennial Institute to 
Africa. There were nine events during March and April 
in addition to an exhibition of African art in the museum 
and a display of historical records in the library. 

In our planning we did not aim to drive home any 
"message" about Africa. Nor did we try to get "all points 
of view" represented. We thought we wanted something 
on education, on politics, on culture, on economics, and 
on American foreign aid to Africa. We later added a 
session on the Nigerian civil war and one on "the African 
revolution." We slighted religion and science, and a ses- 
sion on African history would have been helpful. But 
funds and time ran out. 

What we gathered together was a potpourri of themes 
about Africa. We wanted these themes to be handled as 
much as possible by Africans. 

I think we succeeded. True, some Africans were unable 
to come. Oginga Odinga was prevented from coming by 
the Kenyan government, presumably because it fears 
this man who for so long has been a powerful force in 
Kenyan politics and now leads the opposition. Z. K. 
Matthews of Botswana was to have talked about educa- 
tion in Africa, but he took sick in March and died a 
month later. This was a shock and we grieve that Africa 
has lost a great spokesman. 

Nana Mahomo of South Africa substituted for Odinga 
and the evening spent on the African revolution was 
perhaps the most memorable of the Institute. He received 
a standing ovation from the overflowing audience in 
Wentworth Hall. He was applauded, I think, for the 
extraordinary degree to which he combined a certain 
thoughtfulness with a hard commitment to the freedom 
of his people. He was able to communicate a shock of 
awareness of the intolerability of apartheid. 

We had a similar "experience," though in a wholly 
different mode, with Professor Nicholas England and his 
two Ghanaian companions. They gave a brief history of 
African music and an analysis of its highly differentiated 
character. They had us listen to tapes of African music 
done in Africa. They presented a concert on their drums. 
They danced the music for an audience that was literally 
wide-eyed by the end. 

This was a prize evening. Thereafter none who had 
listened could ever believe that Africans are primitive, 
or that African culture may be interesting but surely it 
is quite unsophisticated. As in the case of Mahomo, 
the audience became aware of a force in the world, an 
authentic force, very African and very human. 



20 



Edward J. Geary of Bowdoin's Department of Ro- 
mance Languages, in his lecture on francophone African 
literature, introduced us to a unique traditional African 
figure — the griot. The griot is a poet, songster, seer, and 
confidant. Geary sought to show two things: the vital 
role of the griot in African cultural development and so- 
cial integration, and the decline of the griot under the 
impact of what may be described as psychological or 
cultural colonialism. 

The latter has produced a typical situation throughout 
Africa: the stunting of natural cultural forces and their 
replacement among the educated by Europeanized pat- 
terns of life and outlook. This makes for estrangement 
from things African by educated Africans and a conse- 
quent cultural schism that is near the heart of "the Afri- 
can problem" today. 



C 



Colonialism 



'olonialism was a recurring theme in the Institute. 
Senator McCarthy touched forcefully on it and cited its 
many constricting economic effects. David Hapgood, a 
member of a panel discussing foreign aid, gave a socio- 
logical analysis of the effects of colonialism on the new 
elite, effects which he argues prevent it from identifying 
with the problems of the peasant sufficiently to evoke the 
sort of agricultural revolution that is needed if Africa is 
going to make it. Michael Lukumbuzya, the Tanzanian 
ambassador to the United States, scored the politically 
stultifying effects of colonialism and argued with gentle- 
ness but candor that the imposed British ways to democ- 
racy are irrelevant and must be replaced by typically 
African modes. 

But the most all-encompassing attack on colonialism 
and the most analytically developed argument was made 
by Professor Stanley Diamond of the New School in his 
address on the Nigerian civil war. He laid the blame for 
it on Britain — for the manner of their "indirect" rule 
for more than half a century which ossified African po- 
litical institutions, and for the nature of their indepen- 
dence settlement which riveted an unworkable tri-region- 
al federation on Nigeria. This turned out to be a mask 
for rule by the least progressive part of the country and 
saddled Nigeria with a parliamentary model of govern- 
ment suited to a homogeneous society like Britain's but 
inappropriate to a country of such profound ethnic and 
linguistic divergencies as Nigeria. 

Although colonialism was a prime target, the major 
emphasis of the Institute turned out to be variations on 
a theme of what are the central problems now and what 
is to be done. 

The dearth of education, the inappropriateness of 
much of the education presently offered, the elite-peasant 
gap and the parallel urban-rural gap, the lack of political 



unity in most countries, the inadequacy of foreign 
aid in amount but especially in concept — these were the 
problems most often articulated by speakers and panelists. 

W. Arthur Lewis of Princeton University made a 
shrewd analysis of the obstacles to economic development 
which stem from too much education of certain kinds 
(university-oriented academic education), and not 
enough of other kinds (practical and technical). He 
proposed a scheme of increasing very rapidly secondary 
school supply as a way to "force" graduates into high 
demand, and hitherto poorly regarded, technical and 
practical jobs. This scheme got him lots of arguments 
and produced a lively discussion. 

The thesis that the political question is paramount was 
at the back of three of the lectures. Diamond's attack on 
colonialism in Nigeria was matched by his insistence that 
the answer to the African problem must lie in a revolu- 
tion at the grass roots level, that this revolution will be 
nothing if it is not a socio-psychological one, transform- 
ing the hitherto paternalistic and administered society into 
a genuine political and dynamic community. This, he 
argued, is what is presently happening to the Ibos in 
Biafra under the duress of a terrible war. 

Ambassador Lukumbuzya presented the cause of an 
African socialism, Tanzania-style, which implies a mili- 
tant emphasis on independence and self-help and implies 
mobilization politics, a mass movement to generate unity 
and economic development. 

A major part of the problem of Africa lies outside 
Africa. Herman J. Nissenbaum of AID, Hapgood of the 
Peace Corps, Douglas Dowd of Cornell, and E. Jefferson 
Murphy of the African-American Institute were in signifi- 
cant agreement on this, I think. The African economy 
is very vulnerable to world trade fluctuations and cannot 
win the race of capitalization because of falling agricul- 
tural prices. And Africa is alternately left in the lurch or 
extravagantly courted by major powers in accordance 
with the vagaries of the cold war. Dowd conceptualized 
both aspects of the problem of external forces in these 
terms: the developed countries in their trade and aid 
policies first consult their own interests and then see if 
something is left over for the underdeveloped. What they 
should do is first assess the needs of the underdeveloped 
and then examine how far they can go to meet these 
needs consistent with their interests. Until this is done, 
African leaders will not have the leverage or scope to re- 
solve the crisis of underdevelopment. So Dowd. 

This brings me back to where I began. We must make 
a strenuous effort to visualize what Africa is and what 
its situation and needs are like. Our interests demand 
that we make this effort. — John C. Rensenbrink 

(Professor Rensenbrink, a member of the Department 
of Government and Legal Studies, was chairman of the 
Biennial Institute Committee. He formerly was an AID 
official in Africa.) 



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WILLIAM C. PIERCE 



LIFE ON CAMPUS /An Interim Report 



Because the eventual recommendations of the Study 
Committee on Underclass Campus Environment may 
significantly affect the future course of Bowdoin College, 
the Alumnus invited William C. Pierce '28, chairman 
of the committee, to write an interim report. Mr. Pierce 
happily accepted in the belief that alumni should be kept 
informed of the committee's work. 

Mr. Pierce has been a member of the Governing 
Boards since 1962, first as an overseer and since 1967 
as a trustee. He is a partner in the New York law firm of 
Sullivan and Cromwell. 



The Allen-Bicklen-Ranahan article, "Fraternities Must 
Go," published in the May 1967 Alumnus, seriously 
concerned the Governing Boards, not only because of its 
content but also because of the authors' positions of 
leadership in the then senior class. President Coles was 
therefore authorized to appoint a committee representing 
the Governing Boards, faculty, alumni, and students to 
study all aspects of campus environment outside the 
classroom of the three lower classes. 

The committee initially consisted of two trustees, two 
overseers, two members of the faculty, four representa- 
tives of the alumni, one senior, and one junior. Subse- 
quently, when the junior left college, Acting President 
Daggett appointed a junior and a sophomore to the com- 
mittee to replace him and to provide for undergraduate 
continuity following the graduation of the senior. The 



College provided the services of A. Dean Abelon as 
secretary of the committee. 

After the committee's organization meeting on Sep- 
tember 6, 1967, letters were sent to all members of the 
faculty, and notices were published in the Orient and in 
the Whispering Pines inviting members of the faculty, 
students, and alumni to appear before the committee, 
either singly or in groups so that the committee could 
have the benefit of their suggestions and views. Written 
presentations were also solicited. 

The committee held meetings in Brunswick on October 
15 and 16, November 18 and 19, 1967, and on Feb- 
ruary 10 and 11, 1968. At these meetings a total of 
twenty-eight members of the faculty and forty-two stu- 
dents appeared before the committee either on their own 
initiative or in response to the committee's specific invi- 
tation. In addition, and in an effort to obtain what might 
be a more representative cross-section of student opinion, 
a total of 216 members of the three upper classes, se- 
lected at random, were invited to appear before two-man 
subcommittees on November 18, 1967; and a total of 
seventy-five freshmen were invited to appear before 
similar subcommittees on February 10, 1968. While the 
number of men appearing in response to these invitations 
was disappointing, the interviews were interesting and 
informative. All together, the committee conducted 
forty-eight individual and group interviews with a total 
of 139 faculty members, students, and administrators. 

The committee also met at Williamstown on April 20 
and 21, 1968, to study the Williams solution to the 



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LIFE ON CAMPUS 



There is almost overwhelming 
sentiment in favor of 
either coeducation or a 
coordinate college. 



fraternity problem. The committee was most cordially 
received and interviewed four students and ten members 
of the Williams faculty and administration. The com- 
mittee toured the Williams campus and saw some of the 
housing units in operation. 

Since its appointment, the committee has seen and 
studied reports on relevant subjects made at various other 
colleges, including Williams, Amherst, Middlebury, 
Carlton, Brown, Yale, and Hamilton. 

During the course of the year the committee also 
studied a large quantity of written material and reports 
relating to various aspects of the college environment 
prepared by faculty, administrative officers, and students. 

At the present time, the committee is not prepared to 
make recommendations. We have, however, had a num- 
ber of problems presented to us which we plan to study 
further at meetings during the academic year 1968-69. 



T, 



Fraternities 



.he attitude of most undergraduates towards frater- 
nities today differs greatly from the attitude of most un- 
dergraduates in the past. Those of us who look back 
with nostalgia upon life in our fraternities may find it 
difficult to reconcile ourselves to the fact that what we 
look back upon no longer exists, even granted that what 
we look back upon over the years may never have really 
existed as we now think of it. 

There is clearly a disaffection with fraternities at Bow- 
doin at the present time on the part of a substantial per- 




centage of students. This percentage is probably relatively 
small in the freshman class, but is quite substantial in the 
junior class. This is evidenced by a tendency of students 
to drop out of fraternities as they move on from their 
freshman year, and by a marked lack of interest on the 
part of seniors in taking part in the life in their chapter 
houses. At our meetings, many who appeared before us 
gave as a reason for their fraternity membership some 
version of the statement that such membership provided 
the best way to get dates and rides to Boston. On the 
other hand, there are clearly those who enjoy life in their 
fraternities. 

That we are known as a fraternity college may have 
an adverse effect on our admissions applications. This is 
a matter to which we should give our attention. 

It seems wise for the College to anticipate the closing 
of a small number of fraternities voluntarily within a 
relatively short period because of their inability to sur- 
vive financially or for other reasons. The College there- 
fore should have a plan for: (1) the uses to which their 



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houses can be put, and (2) the feeding and housing of 
students formerly fed and housed there. 

If those disaffected with fraternities should have a 
satisfactory, alternative for their social activities, some of 
those with whom we have talked feel that fraternities 
would be strengthened through removal of the disaffected 
element. Others feel that the result would be the oppo- 
site. The non- or anti-intellectual element might thus be 
made more dominant, and the fraternities then might be- 
come no more than drinking and dining clubs. Still 
others believe that the closing of a few fraternities would 
have a domino effect on the others, and soon we would 
have few or none. 

If some fraternities should be discontinued, we might 
have a serious question as to whether or not the coexis- 
tence of a fraternity and a nonfraternity system on the 
campus would lead to an unhealthy atmosphere. 

At present, the alternatives available to the under- 
graduates who are disaffected from fraternities (as dis- 
tinct from the "loners") are not attractive. Careful con- 
sideration needs to be given to providing practical al- 
ternatives, including social activities such as College- 
sponsored "mixers." 

The frantically short rushing period, plus the "total 
opportunity" concept, means that the fraternities are no 
longer selective on any meaningful basis, and those who 
have dropped out of fraternities do not feel they have 
suffered any loss of prestige or fellowship. 

It is our present disposition to continue to insist on 
total opportunity, so that all freshmen who want to join 
fraternities may do so. If other opportunities are avail- 



able for those who no longer want fraternity membership, 
this may mean freshman delegations large in comparison 
with those of the sophomores and juniors. 

At the present stage, we are by no means prepared 
to recommend banishing fraternities from Bowdoin (or 
sending them underground). We believe that additional 
study is required by this committee before any final rec- 
ommendations can be made. We believe that the situa- 
tion at Williams before the fraternity houses were taken 
over was very different from ours and that what may 
have been good for Williams may not necessarily be 
good for Bowdoin. 



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Orientation 



"dentation, as hazing is now euphemistically called, 
has no place among undergraduates today. Information 
about the College can be picked up by freshmen as they 
go along, and in any event this is the responsibility of the 
President and the faculty, not of the sophomores. In- 
formation about the faculty and the fraternity songs 
(as well as Rise, Sons of Bowdoin, Bowdoin Beata and 
Phi Chi) can be learned in a civilized fashion. We feel 
that if the undergraduates in a house are to supervise 
the freshmen's acquisition of such information there may 
be abuses. We suggest that relevant information about 
the fraternity and its songs can be made available in the 
form of a brochure comparable to the "Freshman Bible." 
The present demands of a fraternity on a freshman's 
time, shortly after his arrival at Bowdoin, and the en- 



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LIFE ON CAMPUS 



vironment created by the present fraternity orientation 
tend to affect adversely his intellectual interests at a very 
impressionable time in his college career. 

While some fraternities have a system for encouraging 
faculty attendance at their guest nights, this appears to 
be the exception and, speaking in very broad generalities, 
such occasions are unsuccessful. In some cases the fra- 
ternity's social environment may have impeded the growth 
of friendly relations between students and faculty, and 
many students feel they are not getting the contacts with 
the faculty that they expected and are disappointed. 

We need to work out further ways to encourage the 
faculty, particularly younger faculty members, to take 
the initiative in student-faculty relations, particularly 
with freshmen, and to encourage the feeling among stu- 
dents that it is perfectly proper for them to do so too. 

This is not at all meant as a criticism of any of the 
faculty. It seems highly unlikely that anyone would want 
to stay on the Bowdoin faculty if he were not interested 
in contacts with students. What we mean is that mechan- 
isms and procedures need to be worked out to encourage 
friendly, informal relations between faculty and students 
so that both groups can derive greater benefit from what 
should be one of the great advantages of a small college 
of liberal arts. 



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Extracurricular Activities 



re noted some apathy toward traditional extracur- 
ricular activities but were not able to pin down the exact 
reasons. To some extent this may be due to an increasing 
competition for grades in order to enter graduate school, 
and to lack of prestige gained through extracurricular ac- 
tivities. It may also be that an increasingly large number 
of students find greater personal satisfaction in off-campus 
"peace corps" type and other community activities. We 
were greatly encouraged by the interest found in the 
latter type of activities, e.g., the Bowdoin Undergraduate 
Civil Rights Organization, the Big Brother Movement, 
the tutoring of underprivileged children, etc. 



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Coeducation 



hile a number of freshmen appear to have decided 
to come to Bowdoin because it is an all-male college, this 
attitude soon changes, and there is almost overwhelming 
sentiment in the three upper classes in favor of either 
coeducation or a coordinate women's college. 

Many faculty members who appeared before the com- 
mittee also favored in varying degrees one or the other 
of these alternatives. 



We do feel, however, that careful consideration should 
be given to the positive values of preserving Bowdoin's 
position as an all-male college. 

The problems of financing the establishment of a co- 
ordinate women's college are obvious. If Bowdoin is to 
establish a coordinate women's college or to become co- 
educational, the financing of such a project would neces- 
sarily be subordinate to other pressing needs of the 
College. 

Reasons given for coeducation or a coordinate women's 
college include: (1) a better balanced social life; and 
(2) women are more conscientious in their studies than 
men and would set a good example;* (3) female minds 
approach intellectual and other problems differently from 
male minds and it would improve the intellectual level of 
classroom discussions to be in competition with them;t 
(4) women would improve the spirit in extracurricular 
activities;! and (5) women are a civilizing influence and 
would improve the standard of male behavior. 



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First Fall Meeting 



.he first meeting of the committee in the fall is sched- 
uled to take place in Brunswick on October 4, 5, and 6, 
1968. We have already a list of members of the faculty 
and administration whom we plan to invite to appear 
before us. We hope that a large number of others — 
students, faculty members and alumni — will want to 
give us the benefit of their ideas and experience. We re- 
peat our promise to hear all who want to come and talk 
to us. We will also be glad to receive written expression 
of views but feel that the exchange of opinions inherent 
in oral presentation is more efficient. If we are unable to 
meet with anyone who wants to meet with us, at any 
particular meeting, we would hope to meet with him 
later. 

Arrangements to meet with us can be made through 
A. Dean Abelon, administrative assistant to the director 
of development, Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall, and letters 
to the committee may be sent in his care. 

Members of the committee are: Willard B. Arnold III 
'51, Louis Bernstein '22, Paul P. Brountas '54, Herbert 
R. Brown H'63, John B. Cole '70, F. Erwin Cousins '24, 
William H. Gulliver Jr. '25, Paul V. Hazelton '42, John 
R. Hupper '50, William K. Moberg '69, John C. Pickard 
'22, and William C. Pierce '28, chairman. Charles F. 
Adams III '68 served on the committee during the 1967- 
68 academic year. 



*These arguments are of limited applicability to the question of 

a coordinate women's college. 

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Paul Downing 



Bowdoin Receives a Rare Painting 



Overseer George O. Cutter '27 has given the Bowdoin Mu- 
seum of Art a watercolor portrait painted in 1803 which 
Curator Richard V West describes as a decided addition to 
the Museum's already outstanding collection of colonial and 
federal portraits. According to West, the rare work fills the 
gap in the development of American painting between John 
Singleton Copley and Gilbert Stuart. 

The portrait is of Sarah Prince at age 18, Cutter's great- 
grandmother and the great-great-grandmother of Andrew 
T. McMillan '58 and George S. Cutter '67. 



The portrait was painted by Michaele-Felice Corne. Born 
in Italy in 1752 of French parents, he later came to the 
United States but maintained contact with the trends of art 
in Europe. His style is considered by art critics to be less 
frankly realistic than that of Copley and more dispassionate 
than the romantic, moody pieces of Stuart. Corne settled in 
Salem and worked in Boston, Newport, and Providence, dec- 
orating home interiors, including the home of John Hancock 
in Boston. Today, there are few remaining examples of his 
work, mainly marine paintings. 



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Letters 



Biennial Institute 

Sirs: I noted with great interest the Bi- 
ennial Institute on Africa and would like 
to add a brief postscript on the needs of a 
developing country as I have experienced 
them over the past three years. 

Foremost is the need to develop sound 
agricultural programs building on local 
practices and patterns of farming to pro- 
duce the food needed by a growing popu- 
lation. Unfortunately, rural youth with 
education travel to the cities to escape the 
monotony and poverty of village life. So 
it is very difficult to make progress. 

The second important need is the whole 
range of practical skills required by a de- 
veloping country to do all the necessary 
work involved in manufacture and com- 
merce. Here again, the young people with 
education tend to prefer the sedentary, 
prestigious, and much less demanding ac- 
tivities associated with the civil service in 
pre-independence days. Dirty hands and 
sweat are no badge of honor. As a con- 
sequence there is virtually no pool of ex- 
perience out of which to draw practical- 
minded managers. The results are evident 
in product design, quality of manufacture, 
and maintenance. Expatriates with these 
skills will therefore be needed until the 
pool is established, and that will take a 
long time. 

The third and last need is the ability to 
formulate realistic plans. The ability to es- 
tablish workable policies and attainable 
objectives backed up by programs, sched- 
ules, and budgets which will serve as tar- 
gets for accomplishment, standards of per- 
formance, and as controls for the work 
in progress. 

John O. Lowe '49 
Tema, Ghana 

Editor's note: Correspondent Lowe has 
been associated with Volta Aluminium Co. 
Ltd. in Ghana for the past three years. 

Tribute to Cailin 

Sirs: I was sorry to read in the New 
York Times of the death of Warren Catlin. 
As I look back from the vantage point of 
four score and ten it seems to me that 
Warren Catlin influenced my life probably 
more than any other man. 

As an undergraduate, I took Economics 
1 and 2 and utilizing the full wisdom of 
my 18 years I became convinced that Cat- 
lin was a dangerous radical. I was sure 
that he was at least a socialist and, had I 
been familiar with the term in 1918, I 
probably would have been sure that he was 
a communist bent on destroying the capi- 
talist free enterprise system. 

In spite of my opinion, however, he must 
have stirred some intellectual curiosity in 
me as I decided to major in economics. 
In the following year, I became even more 
certain about "Chops" and I decided — per- 
haps in a spirit akin to the present day 
revolt against the Establishment — to get 
a summer job that required joining a labor 
union and then write my undergraduate 
thesis on the evils of labor unionism and 



thus refute his theories even though it 
meant that I would be flunked. 

The following summer I joined the union 
and was employed wiping engines in Bos- 
ton's North Station round house. I wrote 
a bitter and to me utterly convincing thesis 
on the evils of feather-bedding in particu- 
lar and labor unionism in general. This I 
handed in to Professor Catlin with, I am 
sure, the air of a grim and determined 
martyr. 

To my utter amazement, it came back 
in due course marked "A." He wrote: "A 
very good presentation of a thoroughly 
reactionary viewpoint." This utterly floored 
me and, perhaps for the first time, I really 
began to think. Finally, I asked him if I 
could come to his house some evening and 
discuss my ideas with him; his reaction 
was instantly warm and cordial. Thus be- 
gan a series of many such evenings and I 
think that during my senior year I spent 
an evening with him a least twice a month. 
It must have been a chore and a burden 
for him but he was such a great teacher 
that there was never a hint that he was 
not glad or even anxious to do it. The 
chief benefit to me was not the economic 
theory that he taught me — although he 
taught some New Economics long before 
the term came into the field — but that he 
stimulated my interest to a degree that I 
knew before graduation that some spot in 
the field of economics was to be my life 
work. 

A couple of years after graduation, I 
obtained a job, with Warren Catlin's aid, 
in the Economics Division of the Statis- 
tical Department of American Telephone 
& Telegraph Co. and the pattern of my 
life work was permanently established. 

I shall always be grateful to Warren 
Catlin and I ask myself, What a price a 
Bowdoin education as long as its faculty 
includes men like him? 

Alexander Standish '21 
Laconia, N.H. 

Editor's note: Professor Catlin died on 
July 10. His obituary will appear in the 
fall issue of the Alumnus. 



Coeducation 

Sirs: I enjoy and appreciate receiving 
the Whispering Pines and hope you can 
continue sending it. My warmest and 
heartiest praise to the editors of the 
Alumnus, especially for the article "Better 
Coed Than Dead" [Winter 1968] by Barry 
M. Mitchell. I am not at all sure that the 
examples of fraternity social life are typi- 
cal nor would I be at all certain that ad- 
mitting women is the key to "getting 
enough strong students to make their 
teaching worthwhile." But I am delighted 
that an article so stimulating and different 
would be published and I wish you would 
tell Mr. Mitchell that there is at least one 
alumnus who would not be in the least 
staggered by the weakening or the total 
elimination of intercollegiate athletics. 

Charles W. Carpenter '34 

Boulder, Colo. 



Class News 



The Editors welcome letters on any 
aspect of Bowdoin affairs and on other 
subjects treated either in the Alumnus 
or Whispering Pines. 



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The schooner Bowdoin, which Admiral 
Donald MacMillan sailed for 38 years, has 
been moved from Mystic, Conn., to Cam- 
den, Me. It is being reoutfitted and will be 
put on exhibit there. 



'03 



Philip Clifford was the only member of 
our Class to register at commencement. 



'04 



Haverford College has named a dormi- 
tory in memory of Bill Lunt, who taught 
there from 1917 until his retirement in 
1952, except for 1918 when he was a his- 
torical consultant at the Paris Peace Con- 
ference. He died in 1956. Of the four for- 
mer members of the Haverford faculty to 
be so honored, only Bill was an alumnus 
of another college. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Harold Mayo, whose wife Maude 
died on May 18. 



'05 



Archibald T. Shorey 
Bridgton 04009 



Charles Donnell and Cope Philoon reg- 
istered at commencement. 

Dr. James Williams was honored at 




No voice was clearer nor did anyone stand 
more erect than did General Cope Philoon 
'05 during the singing of "Rise, Sons of 
Bowdoin" at the commencement day luncheon. 



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Alumni Day ceremonies at Farmington 
State College on June 1 for his service to 
Mechanic Falls. Dr. Williams has practiced 
medicine for 53 years, all but ten of them 
in Mechanic Falls. 



'06 



Fred E. Smith 
9 Oak Avenue 
Norway 04268 



Currier Holman was the only member 
of our Class to register at commencement. 



'071 



OHN W. LEYDON 

Apt. L-2 

922 Montgomery Avenue 

Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 



Allen, Halford, Leydon, Mincher, and 
Winchell registered at commencement. 

Leon Mincher centers his travels on Eu- 
rope and the South Pacific, while Winch- 
ell seems to prefer Africa. Tom wrote in 
April: "Our trip to Africa with Bob and 
Janet was the best one yet. Besides seeing 
all of beautiful South Africa we flew to 
Nairobi and visited six game reserves with 
the unprotected lodges way in the wilds. 
At one place in the early morning there 
was an elephant on our lawn and at an- 
other two lions. Once a big bull elephant 
charged us and once a lion, but we got out 
of there fast and really were in no danger. 
It was all a thrilling experience. While 
Bob and Janet flew home I went to Genoa 
and boarded a freighter." 



'08 



Sturgis Leavitt 

Box 1169 

Chapel Hill, N. C. 



27514 



Campbell, Crowley, Leavitt, Pullen, 
and Sanborn registered at commencement. 



'09' 



asper J. Stahl 
Waldoboro 04572 



Col. Oramel Stanley was the only mem- 
ber of our Class to register at commence- 
ment. 

Just a few notes — this time of Death, 
Decay, and Distance. 

Years ago, when I first assumed this un- 
happy chore of revenue collector, the most 
immediate, encouraging and warmhearted 
response I had came from Roy Harlow. 
Roy was one of us at Bowdoin all the way 
thru. At this moment he is looking at me 
from the pages of the Bugle — as a boy, at 
a time now near 60 years ago. 

Roy's life was a kindly one, as a gracious 
lad and a successful man. Then came 
World War I — with it a serious wound 
from which he never really recovered. La- 
ter in life he very wisely took up residence 
in the Elks National Home at Bedford, 
Va., in the southern Shenandoah. Here 
there was every available adjunct for 
agreeable living— dormitory, lounge, gym- 
nasium, theater, dining room, and hospital. 
It was a pleasant place in which to live 
and die. This past week word came to me 
that Roy had reached the end of the road. 

A word of cheer comes to us from Dan 
Koughan. He writes: "At 81 years I am 
still puttering around the house, but not 
too spry." There are only a few of us 
left, Dan, who can say much more. 

From the distance — both time and space 



— comes a comprehensive summary of an 
old associate, one who was with us for 
only a part of freshman year. Says he: 
"I think back now over 60 years to the 
time when we were freshmen and used to 
go over our Latin lessons together. Years 
passed since I slipped away to California 
in early 1908 and not long afterward Ger- 
man became my major at Stanford. I spent 
a summer in Germany in 1910 (your 
scribe was in Munich at that time), saw 
the Emperor and the tall and attractive 
Empress. . . . Later to my 18 years as of 
this month on the staff of that much 
written about recluse [Howard Hughes] 
who is buying up Las Vegas bit by bit 
. . . never have I seen him. ... I linger on 
and on at my desk. When we first met I 
was 18; now reverse it and I am at 81. 
San Diego, Calif., April 22, 1968." — Bob 
Messer. 



'10 



E. Curtis Matthews 
59 Pearl Street 
Mystic, Conn. 06355 



Boynton, Gary, Chapman, Crosby, 
Evans, Hale, Newman, Webster, and Wing 
registered at commencement. 

Rodney Ross admits that hunting is too 
strenuous so he has given up that avoca- 
tion. However, he was planning on going 
to Canada in July and August for a try at 
the big salmon. Rodney has two grand- 
sons, one in the Air Force. 

Tommie Thompson attended a reunion 
of his World War I outfit. He was the 
oldest man there. 

The sympathy of each member of our 
Class goes to Virginia at the loss of her 
husband Cony Weston. 



'11 



Ernest G. Fifield 

351 Highland Avenue 

Upper Montclair, N. J. 07043 



Berry, Burns, F. E. K. Davis, Oxnard, 
and Sanborn registered at commencement. 

Ernest Fifield has been elected president 
of the Montclair (N.J.) Chapter of the 
United Nations Association. 

When George Torsney wrote in May he 
said that he was looking forward to get- 
ting away in July for some woodchuck 
shooting and trout fishing. "Feeling pretty 
spry despite my 80 years. Disgusted with 
the antics of the Columbia radicals and 
have nothing but the highest praise for 
the New York Police Department. There 
was no brutality except in the minds of 
the Communistic student element who got 
what they deserved. . . ." 



'12 



William A. MacCormick. 
114 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 04538 



Barbour, Bragdon, Briggs, Foss, Mac- 
Cormick, and Welch registered at com- 
mencement. 

The Cass City Chronicle of June an- 
nounces the retirement of Meredith Auten 
from the Board of Directors of the Hills 
and Dales General Hospital. The article 
says Auten almost single handed raised 
the money for the new hospital and has 
served it faithfully for 24 years. He has 
been named the honorary chairman of the 
board. 

Lester Bragdon and Mrs. Ethelyn Morse 



Lowell of Newburyport, Mass., married on 
March 3. They are living at 253 York St., 
York, Me. 

Your Secretary was recently honored by 
the employees of the Boothbay Harbor 
branch of the Depositors Trust Co. with 
the presentation of a beautiful tie clasp 
made from one of their charms — the Po- 
lar Bear of the Class of 1912. Notice of 
the event appeared in the company's June 
issue of News and Views. 

A recent note from Joe O'Neil warrants 
the sympathy of all his classmates. He 
writes, "Just to let you know that I have 
had quite a year. Lost a grandson last 
summer in a motor accident, was sick with 
flu a whole month in Florida last winter, 
my sister died in May, and I have just re- 
turned from the hospital after a hernia 
operation. Other than that I feel fine! I 
am now the last of the O'Neil clan." 

Burleigh Cushing Rodick delivered the 
principal address at the annual dinner of 
the New York Orders of the Founders 
and Patriots of America at the Harvard 
Club in May. 

We are also rejoicing in the commence- 
ment announcement that brother Spike '15 
is to receive the Bowdoin Prize at a spe- 
cial convocation to be held in October at 
the College. 



'13 



Luther G. Whittier 
R.F.D. 2 
Farmington 04938 



C. G. Abbott, Buck, Cummings, Jones, 
Kennedy, Lunt, McMurtrie, McNeally, 
Norton, Parkhurst, Philoon, Pike, Savage, 
Shackford, Twombly, Whittier, and Wood 
registered at commencement. 

Sumner Pike received an honorary doc- 
tor of laws degree from the University of 
Maine in June. 



'14 



Alfred E. Gray 
Francestown, N. H. 03043 



Farrar, Gray, and E. S. Thompson reg- 
istered at commencement. 



15 



Harold E. Verrill 
Ocean House Road 
Cape Elizabeth 04107 



Dow, Knowlton, H. A. Lewis, J. A. 
Lewis, MacCormick, MacDonald, Mc- 
Kenney, McWilliams, Stone, Stowell, and 
Talbot registered at commencement. 



'16 



Edward C. Hawzs 
180 High Street 
Portland 04101 



Baxter, Church, Edwards, Hargraves, 
Hawes, Ireland, Niven, Wood, and Wy- 
man registered at commencement. 

Bob Little wrote in June: "We had an 
exciting trip to Buffalo last February to 
see our son-in-law Harold Robinson con- 
secrated as Episcopal Bishop of Western 
New York. He and his family are plan- 
ning to spend the summer in England. 
Our other son-in-law and family have 
moved here from Florida and have bought 
a lovely place in the country. We see them 
often and enjoy them and the grandchil- 
dren." 



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'17 



Noel C. Little 
60 Federal Street 
Brunswick 04011 



Achorn, Bond, Boothby, Bowdoin, 
Fobes, Humphrey, Little, Maguire, Phil- 
brick, Pierce, and Webber registered at 
commencement. 

Ned Humphrey has been active in Com- 
panions Unlimited, a group in the greater 
Boston area which offers companionship 
to the lonely, chronically sick, and dis- 
abled, and is largely composed of retired 
people. 

Class Secretary Noel Little reviewed 
Physics for High School in the March is- 
sue of Physics Teacher. 



'18 



Lloyd O. Coulter 
Nottingham Square Road 
Epping, N.H. 03042 



Albion, Blanchard, Boyd, Claff, Coulter, 
Dean, DeMott, Farmer, Gray, Haskell, 
Johnson, MacMullin, McQuillan, Mooers, 
Norton, O'Connor, Prosser, Rounds, 
Schlosberg, Sloggett, Stanley, Van Wart, 
Warren, Woodfill, Woodman, Wyman, 
H. A. Young, and R C. Young registered 
at commencement. 

George Blake has written a booklet en- 
titled Echoes in the Silence: The Memori- 
als in the First Baptist Church of Mount 
Vernon with Essential References to the 
History of Town and Church. 

Lloyd Claff wrote in June: "I just arrived 
back in the office a few hours ago after 
spending 3'/2 months off the coast of 
Florida on an island working with sharks 
bypassing their blood through artificial 
kidneys and heart-lung machines. I might 
add we were very successful, and hope to 
develop a kidney the size of a cigar box 
that can be worn by the individual — mak- 
ing unnecessary a trip to the hospital twice 
a week for dialysis. I am working with Dr. 
Arnold J. Lande, an associate of Dr. Lil- 
lehei who trained Dr. Barnard of South 
Africa. We are using an artificial kidney 
developed by Dr. Lande and my patented 
pulsatile pressure method for extracorpo- 
real circulation of blood. The patent has 
been assigned to my Single Cell Research 
Foundation Inc. and all income will go for 
scholarships and further research." 



'19 



Donald S. Hiooins 
78 Royal Road 
Bangor 04401 



Foulke, Hersum, Higgins, Sawyer, and 
Sullivan registered at commencement. 

Members of 1919 will regret to learn of 
the death of Dan Mahoney's widow Allada 
on April 27. 



'20 



Louis B. Dennett 
Chcbeague Island 04017 



Cousins, Dennett, Ellms, Goodrich, Hall, 
LeMay, Merrill, Rounds, Tibbetts, and 
Zeitler registered at commencement. 

Our congratulations to Robert Adams 
who recently was elected president of the 
Holliston-Hopkinton Savings Bank. Bob's 
address is still 736 Washington St., Hollis- 
ton, Mass. 

Albert Bartlett writes that he is still ac- 




GOODRICH '20 



tive but slowing down on world travel. Last 
year he spent three months in Mexico, 
Central and South America and the Carib- 
bean. This year he spent a month in Ja- 
maica. He expects to spend the balance 
of this year basking in the sun around the 
pool at his home, 14549 Valerio St., Van 
Nuys, Calif., which he says is usually filled 
by his six grandchildren. 

Dr. Lew Brown modestly writes that 
his way of life produces no newsworthy 
items, but he sends fond greetings and 
wishes of good health to all classmates. 

Sandy Cousins's granddaughter, Jenni- 
fer Waters, is a National Merit Scholar 
and is going to Radcliffe, having graduated 
in June from South Hadley (Mass.) High 
School. Incidentally, Sandy is chairman of 
the Governing Boards' Committee for Se- 
lection of a New President, chairman of 
the Development Committee, and chair- 
man of the Committee on Educational 
Television. He is also vice president of the 
Board of Trustees of Hebron Academy, of 
which Ezra Rounds is secretary. 

Leland Goodrich retired in June from 
the faculty of Columbia University at the 
age of 68, the university's compulsory re- 
tirement age. One of the nation's leading 
scholars in international organization, he 
was the James T Shotwell professor of in- 
ternational relations and had been at Co- 
lumbia since 1950. As a member of the 
International Secretariat of the United Na- 
tions Conference on International Organi- 
zation since 1945, he was influential in 
drafting chapter six of the United Nations 
Charter, which deals with the peaceful 
settlement of international disputes. Lee is 
a trustee of Bowdoin and is on the Gov- 
erning Boards' Committee to select a new 
president. He will be a visiting professor 
at Bowdoin during the spring semester of 
the 1968-69 academic year. 

Plimpton Guptill advises that he is now 
fully retired from his medical practice but 
is continuing several interests. His address 
is still P.O. Box 820, Morro Bay, Calif. 

The Rev. Alexander Henderson advises 
that his first great-grandchild was born in 
April in Cotuit, Mass. Alex announced 
that he was remarried on April 20, the 
lucky lady being Mrs. Doris A. Belden of 
Springfield, Mass. A trip to Hawaii fol- 
lowed. Best wishes to the newlyweds. They 
are at home at 6 Standish Lane, Win- 
chester, Mass. 

A belated announcement has arrived of 
the awarding last year of the George Wash- 
ington Medal to Lt. Col. Frederic G. Ki- 
leski, U.S.A., Ret., by the Aberdeen Chap- 
ter of the National Sojourners for out- 
standing services to the chapter and for 
continuing assistance to Masonic and other 
youth groups from 1954 to 1960. Col. 
Kileski also has been an active member of 
the York Rite chapters of Maryland, Scot- 
tish Rite, Shrine, and other Masonic bodies. 



Congratulations, Fred, and best wishes for 
health and happiness! 

Percy Low writes that they are enjoying 
their retirement after his career with the 
Post Office at Bath, Me. Their summer 
cottage is at Birch Point near the conflu- 
ence of Winnegance Bay and the New 
Meadows River. 

Houghton McLellan and Mort Crossman 
have advised us of their intentions to be 
present at our 50th reunion in 1970. They 
send greetings to all classmates. 

Justin McPartland retired April 30 as a 
member of the administration of Franklin 
D. Roosevelt VA Hospital in Montrose, 
N.Y. The occasion was marked with a 
farewell dinner and many gifts. "Jud" had 
28 years of government service, including 
the Navy in World War I and the Army 
in World War II. The McPartlands have 
since moved to 750 Whitney Ave., New 
Haven, Conn. 

General Wyman spoke in Brunswick at 
a statewide meeting of the Military Order 
of World Wars in May. 

The Zeitlers are receiving congratula- 
tions on the safe arrival of a granddaugh- 
ter, Sarah Adelle, born May 29 to their 
daughter, Elizabeth Strang, wife of Robert 
Strang '51. The Strangs also have two 
boys, William and Adam. 



AjY m 



UGH NlXON 

12 Damon Avenue 
Melrose. Mass. 02176 



McCrum, Ogden, Ormerod, Pennell, 
Standish, and Wilkins registered for com- 
mencement. 

John Thalheimer writes from Santa 
Maria, Calif., that he spends some time 
painting in watercolors. He hears fre- 
quently from his brothers, William '27 of 
Maine and Harold '25 of Massachusetts, 
and swims daily in his back-yard pool. 

Percy Wilkins retired in June from the 
Department of Mathematics at Bates after 
teaching there for 41 years. Wrote the 
Bates College Bulletin: "This man not 
only laid down for his students a firm base 
in fundamental mathematics which stood 
the test in graduate school and profession- 
al pursuits, but immediately upon his com- 
ing to Bates in 1927, he made himself a 
part of the institution." 



5 




Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Avenue 
Brunswick 04011 



Anderson, Bachulus, Bagdikian, Bern- 
stein, Condon, McCormack, Morrell, Part- 
ridge, Pickard, Thayer, Thomas, B. H. M. 
White, Wilson, Woodbury, Young, and 
special guest Harry Shulman registered at 
commencement. 

Stanwood Fish wrote in May: "Our 
address after July 1 this year will be South 
Freeport, Me. We have bought a 100-year- 
old Cape and are moving there from Hart- 
ford. We still have our log cabin on the 
Flying Point shore of Maquoit Bay and 
will be there much of the summer." 

A boys' dormitory housing 55 Southern 
Maine Vocational-Technical Institute stu- 
dents has been named in memory of May- 
nard C. Howe. The dedication took place 
in May. Maynard was registrar and official 
head of MVTI when it was founded in 
Augusta in 1946. He later taught algebra 
and business management and retired in 



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CLASS OF 1923 REUNION PHOTO 



1962. The institute is now located in 
South Portland. 

The College Swimming Coaches Asso- 
ciation of America has presented Hugh 
McCurdy, retired director of athletics at 
Wesleyan, its Distinguished Service Award. 

John Vose wrote in April: "The Legis- 
lative Research Committee of the Maine 
Legislature has engaged the Institute of 
Judicial Administration to study the pro- 
bate court system in this state to deter- 
mine whether or not there should be a 
probate court district system with full-time 
probate judges. I have been asked to serve 
as a consultant and to undertake initial 
investigations in all Maine counties." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Wendell White, whose brother, 
Langdon R. White '16, died on April 23. 

Robley Wilson wrote in March: "I have 
been elected grand high priest of the 
Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Maine." 



'23 



Philip S. Wilder 
12 Sparwell Lane 
Brunswick 04011 



Allen, Bates, Bramson, M. Chandler, H. 
Crawford, Dunlaevy, Gross, Healy, 
Heathcote, Hill, Kunkel, MacDonald, Ma- 
son, Miller, Parcher, E. R Perkins, Phil- 
brick, Quinby, Reed, Renier, Schwind, 
Sheesley, R. Small, D. Smith, J. Smith, Tur- 
geon, Walker, Wilder, and special guest 
Mrs. Allen (Mildred) Christie attended 
our reunion. 

The reunion was a great success. In ad- 
dition to those listed above one son and 
about 24 wives attended. Headquarters 
opened Thursday evening. On Friday we 
bussed from New Meadows Inn and the 
campus to Ray and Priscilla Bates's home 
on Sunset Point, Yarmouth. Then it was 
on to Westcustogo for dinner. Those pres- 
ent voted to hold informal reunions each 
June until our 50th. Soft felt hats for both 
ladies and men were popular with all. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Harvey Bishop, whose brother 
Dr. Lloyd W. Bishop, also of our class, 
died on April 26. 

Ted Cousens wrote in May: "I retired 
in 1966 as legal editor with the Lawyers 
Cooperative Publishing Co., Rochester, 
N.Y., and moved to Cambridge where I 
am engaged in research in Harvard Uni- 
versity libraries. Son Ted Jr. recently was 



admitted to the Bar of New York and is 
practicing law in New York City." 

Jim Dunlaevy has retired from the New 
York Bank for Savings and is a partner 
in William R Hughes Associates. 

Put Putnam has been ill and couldn't 
make our reunion. He's in the Mayo Clin- 
ic. We hope they fix him up! 



'24 i 



F. Erwin Cousins 
7 Rosedale Street 
Portland 04103 



Burnell, Caughey, Coburn, Cousins, 
Gibbons, Gilpatrick, Jardine, Kimball, 
McMennamin, Morrell, Porter, Ross, 
Rouillard, and special guest Mrs. Charles 
H. (Francoise) Livingston registered at 
commencement. 

The Class has lost two more members 
to Relentless Years. E. Alfred (Al) Beals 
died in May at New Boston, N.H. H. Les- 
lie (Speed) Ferguson died in January at 
Warwick, R.I. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Francis Bishop, whose brother 
Lloyd W Bishop '23 died on April 26. 

Ted and Ginny Fowler "had a perfect 
winter" in Honolulu. So perfect they stayed 
into May and then drove leisurely east. 
So leisurely they didn't make it to the 
Class's informal 44th reunion. 

Which reminds us. Where were you? 
Oh, well, start laying plans for our 45th. 

Spike Jewett, old Somerset County liter- 
ary critic, writes: "Why can't we have 
more class news than the one item that 
was in the Winter Alumnus?" Well, there's 
more than one way to get your name in 
the paper. 

Mai and Edna Morrell spent January, 
February, and March in Sarasota, Fla., 
where Mai played golf almost every day 
with Nat Kendrick "on a par-3, old man's 
course. Ken and I claim an overall victory 
over Edna and Lucy in our many bridge 
games. We took a very enjoyable trip to 
the Everglades where we saw all of Edna's 
birds and other wildlife." 

Larry Page wrote in April: "Since my 
retirement from the field of education, my 
wife Laura and I have been riding our 
hobby of raising gladiolus. It is getting 
out of hand, however, as we are putting 
50,000 bulbs in the ground this spring." 

Mose Ranney writes that he and wife 
Katrina (she is Colby '24) are "still perky 



in retirement. I've kept close to home 
grounds [at 10 Felch Road, Natick, Mass. 
. . .but Mose didn't have enough zip to 
provide it] finishing up all those things I 
left undone during all those years at S.S. 
Pierce's. We don't have much yen these 
days for anything except the outcome of 
an election year that may bring order out 
of chaos." Their son and daughter have 
provided them with six grandchildren, five 
of whom are in nearby Franklin. 

Prof. Clarence Dana Rouillard, Ph.D., 
Litt.D. (Bowdoin 1964), is the recipient 
of further, and this time international, hon- 
or. The French government, through its 
Ambassador to Canada, has bestowed 
upon him the Croix de Chevalier de la 
Legion d'Honneur, for "unstinting devo- 
tion to and encouragement of French 
culture in Toronto for 30 years." This is 
somewhat of an understatement as Clar- 
ence has been associated with University 
College, Toronto, longer than that and 
head of its French Department since 1956. 



'25 



William H. Gulliver Jr. 
30 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 



Browne, Craighead, Athern R Daggett, 
G. Elliott, Fletcher, Gulliver, Hildreth, 
Mclntire, Perkins, R. B. Pike, Sibley, 
Townsend, and Williams registered at 
commencement. 

George Craighead represented Bowdoin 
at the inauguration of E. K. Fretwell Jr. 
as president of the State University of New 
York College at Buffalo on May 10. 

Horace Hildreth wrote in March: "At 
Deering High School every year they have 
a group of speakers in to talk about dif- 
ferent careers to small groups of students. 
I was asked a few days ago to speak on 
Foreign Service, and after I agreed I re- 
membered that Bill Snow '29 was now re- 
tired and living in Portland. I got him to 
join me as he had reached ambassadorial 
office through 33 years in the Foreign Ser- 
vice while I had been dropped into the 
post of ambassador from the presidency 
of Bucknell University. Between the two of 
us we were able to talk about two different 
approaches — one the hard trail and one 
the quick trail. Incidentally, Bill left im- 
mediately after speaking for Washington 
were he was going to attend a dinner at 
the White House for the president of 



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Paraguay." When he wrote, Horace was 
busy organizing a Bucknell convocation 
which he was going to moderate. 

Newell Townsend wrote in May to say 
that he has been appointed to the Metro- 
politan Water Board of Onondaga (N.Y) 
County. 



'26 



Albert Abrahamson 
P.O. Box 157 
Brunswick 04011 



Abrahamson, Clark, Hovey, Phillips, 
Pitman, Strout, and Tarbell registered at 
commencement. 



y 



27 



George O Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 



48010 



Carter, Clark, Cutter, P. Hill, Lancaster, 
Nelson, A. Sawyer, H. Sawyer, Thalheim- 
er, Webber, and Whittier registered at 
commencement. 

Hodding Carter has joined the Institute 
of International Education's Southern Re- 
gional Advisory Board. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Norman Crane, whose father 
Ralph E. Crane died on April 26. 

According to a news item in early June, 
Mr. and Mrs. George Jackson were plan- 
ning to sail on June 1 1 on the Queen Anna 
Maria from Boston for a five-week Medi- 
terranean cruise. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Philip White, whose brother 
Langdon R. White '16 died on April 23. 



28 



William D Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 01742 



Alexander, Boyd, G. Bryant, Butler, 
Buxton, W. Case, Chapman, Coburn, Co- 
wan, R. Davis, W. Davis, Doyle, Drink- 
water, Durant, Dysart, Fiske, Gordon, 
Graham, Graves, Greene, Harvey, Hull, 
Johnson, Kennedy, Leadbeater, Leadbetter, 
Lucas, Mostrom, Parks, Phelps, Pierce, 
Riley, Sawyer, Simpson, Stewart, Swett, 
Taylor, Thayer, Tiemer, Trafton, Tripp, 
Vanadia, and Weil registered at com- 
mencement. 

Preston Harvey wrote in May: "Evelyn 
and I now boast one grandson to go along 
with five granddaughters." 

Fletcher Means has retired as chairman 
of the board of Consumers Water Co. He 
is continuing as a director and will serve 
the company on a consulting basis. Fletch- 
er has been associated with the firm for 
more than 40 years. 



'29 



H. LeBrec Micoleau 
General Motors Corporation 
1775 Broadway 
New York, N. Y. 10019 



Dana, Dunbar, Ladd, Mills, Schlapp, 
and M. Swan registered at commence- 
ment. 

A handsome photograph of John Bal- 
four was prominently displayed in a New 
England Merchants National Bank ad 
which appeared in the June 5 edition of 
the Boston Herald. The headline read: 
"John Balfour pampers your investments. 
With capital ideas." The ad went on to 
describe John as "an action banker." 




RILEY '30 



John Cooper has been named director 
of newsfilm syndication at CBS. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Foster, 
whose son William R. Foster died unex- 
pectedly on April 3. 

Millard Hart has retired after 40 years 
as a post office clerk. 

John Lincoln has moved to Scottsdale, 
Ariz. He wrote in May: "My firm merged 
and I elected to take retirement. However, 
I have always wanted to be back in this 
part of the West and I have a new pro- 
gram going with a new firm, Equity Fund- 
ing Corp., out of Los Angeles, and things 
look very good." 

Herbert Sutphin wrote in April: "On 
July 18, 1967, I retired from the U.S. Pos- 
tal Department at Trenton, N.J., after 42 
years and five months of service." 

Bob Sweetser wrote in April to say that 
he had been a deputy to the General Con- 
vention of the Episcopal Church at Seattle 
in September 1967. He is president of the 
Sheboygan (Wis.) Human Rights Asso- 
ciation and is on the Board of Directors of 
the Wisconsin State Mental Health Asso- 
ciation. Bob is also in his 35th year in the 
ministry. He's the rector of Grace Church 
in Sheboygan. 



'305 



Philip Chapman Jr. 
75 Pleasantview Avenue 
ongmeadow, Mass. 01106 



Bullard, F. Davis, R. Davis, Orne, Ran- 
dall, and Stetson registered at commence- 
ment. 

Phil Blodgett wrote his annual letter in 
April to bring us up to date on his activi- 
ties. Phil's in his 19th year as director of 
the Everett (Wash.) Public Library. His 
wife Adah is continuing her teaching ca- 
reer at Riverview Elementary School near 
Snohomish. She's teaching first grade. He 
and Adah enjoyed having dinner with Dean 
of the Faculty James S. Storer and Bow- 
doin alumni in the Seattle area last spring. 

Manning Hawthorne wrote in May: "We 
are returning to the United States in Sep- 
tember for a position in Washington after 
nine years in India and two in Japan. Our 
address will be 10 South Columbus St., 
Arlington, Va." 

William Johnson, vice president, secre- 
tary, and treasurer of the Chesapeake and 
Potomac Telephone Cos., retired on April 
1 after nearly 38 years of service. 

Asa Knowles received an honorary de- 
gree from Brandeis in June. 

Richard Mallett has left the Central In- 
telligence Agency and will teach history at 
Farmingon State College starting in Sep- 
tember. 

John Riley has been elected to the new 
position of vice president for corporate re- 
lations of the Equitable Life Assurance 



Society of the United States. He is respon- 
sible for social research, advertising, public 
relations, publications, graphics, commu- 
nity services, and health education. 

Sam Slosberg wrote in April to say that 
he had recently been appointed to his 
fourth consecutive six-year term as direc- 
tor of legislative research for the State of 
Maine. 

Ed Spaulding wrote in May: "Daughter 
Andrea was graduated from Wellesley 
College in June 1967 and is studying for 
her master's degree at New York Univer- 
sity's Institute of Fine Arts. Her subject is 
art history." 

George Stetson has retired as chief of 
the ballistic section of the U.S. Army Ma- 
teriel Command after 26 years. He hopes 
to return to teaching mathematics. 

George Willard has been elected to the 
Bridgton Academy Board of Trustees. 



'31 



Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
14284 E. Eastridge Drive 
Whittier, Calif. 90602 



Abbott, Ecke, Gilman, Gould, Harri- 
son, Jewett, Render, Shute, and Whipple 
registered at commencement. 

John Farr wrote in March: "Still in the 
same place and same job — superintendent 
of schools, Southington, Conn. Daughter 
Susan is a senior at Southern Connecticut 
State College. Younger daughter Betsy is 
a freshman at Boston University." 

Parker Loring has moved his bank sta- 
tioner business from Cumberland to Yar- 
mouth. 

Roger and Kathryn Stone have pur- 
chased a farm in Lyman, Me. They hope 
to retire there in 1970. 

A gateway in memory of the Rev. Paul 
A. Walker was dedicated at Epiphany Epis- 
copal Church, Timonium, Md., on March 
17. Dr. Walker had been vicar of the 
church. 



'32 



Harland E. Blanchard 
195 Washington Street 
Brewer 04412 



Gatchell, Johnston, and Payson regis- 
tered at commencement. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Melcher Fobes, whose wife Fran- 
ces died on April 20. 

The Rev. Earle Greenlaw has moved 
from Charleston, S.C., to 4270 College 
Ave., San Diego, Calif. He is a student at 
San Diego State. 

Emil Grodberg wrote in May: "I have 
increased my contribution a bit this year 
because, as indicated ... in The Nation, 8 
April 1968, page 461, a majority of Bow- 
doin's faculty pledged 'support to those of 
our students who non-violently resist a war 
which repels their consciences and ours.' 
That was the best news from Bowdoin in 
a long while." [Editor's note: The Na- 
tion's information was not accurate. Forty- 
six of Bowdoin's 109 active faculty mem- 
bers (exclusive of the ROTC staff and 
teaching fellows) subscribed to this article, 
as did nine officers of administration, and 
one emeritus professor. Eight others con- 
nected with the College subscribed to one 
or more of the other articles (there were 
four) in the statement but excluded the 
one quoted. All signed as private individu- 
als although they were identified as mem- 
bers of the faculty or staff of the College.] 



32 




Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Newton Stowell, whose brother 
Rand Stowell died on April 11. 



Bob Peakes '36 (left), author of the Alumni Council resolution praising the efforts of 
Bill Burton '37 to get former Bowdoin football coach Adam Walsh (right) elected to the 
Football Hall of Fame, had an opportunity to get together with his longtime friend fol- 
lowing the Alumni Day lunch, at which Adam was presented a framed copy of the resolution. 



'33 



Richard M. Boyd 
16 East Elm Street 
Yarmouth 04096 



Barbour, Beebe, Boyd, D'Arcy, Foster, 
French, Gerdsen, Kirkpatrick, Low, R. 
Lowell, McCormick, Manning, Means, 
Milliken, Morse, Roehr, Singer, and Willey 
registered at commencement. 

Dick Boyd has been named winner of 
the annual J. Putnam Stevens Award of 
the Maine Association of Life Under- 
writers. The award is given to an individu- 
al considered to have contributed unself- 
ishly to community life and to be a credit 
to the insurance profession. 



'34 



Very Rev. Gordon E. Gillett 
Church of St. John the Baptist 
Sanbornville, N. H. 03872 



lege. Have been chairman since 1953. The 
department has gone from four faculty 
members to ten and it now has human and 
animal laboratories. We are planning a new 
$5 million science building." 

Members of the Eaton Memorial and 
East Livermore (Me.) Methodist parishes 
honored their pastor, the Rev. Ernest 
Flood, in March. They gave him the offi- 
cial chair of the Bangor Theological Sem- 
inary from which he graduated in 1932. 

Three of Dick Nelson's children were 
graduated in June, his daughter Linda 
from Wittenberg University and twins 
Jack and Steve from Kingswood School. 
Jack is going to Trinity and Steve is com- 
ing to Bowdoin. 

The Blenn Perkins's daughter Sarah was 
one of 20 sophomore women chosen to 
be members of Crossed Keys, junior wom- 
en's service honorary society of Denison 
University. 



Asa Pike and Bill Rounds were the only 
members of our Class to register at com- 
mencement. 

Jim Bassett represented Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of Charles J. Hitch as presi- 
dent of the University of California on 
May 23. Jim's second novel, The Sky Sus- 
pended, was favorably reviewed in the 
May 25 edition of the Boston Record- 
American. The reviewer said in part: "By 
the time this tale has reached its explosive 
conclusion the reader has been treated to 
a brand of nonstop action and virile ad- 
venture that has rarely been surpassed." 
The book was published by Delacorte 
Press. 

Dr. Harold Chandler spoke on his ex- 
periences with a rectilinear scanner at the 
Maine Nuclear Medical Symposium at 
Augusta General Hospital in May. 

Steve Deane wrote in April: "I am still 
busy building a stronger and better De- 
partment of Psychology at Simmons Col- 



'35 



Paul E. Sullivan 
2920 Paseo Del Mar 
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 



90275 



Abelon, Barnes, Dana, Dowse, Low, 
Niblock, and Whitman registered at com- 
mencement. 

Melville Greeley's daughter Suzanne, 
Class of 1968 at Cedar Crest College, is 
engaged to George Klacik of Summit, N.J., 
a member of the Class of 1968 at Lehigh. 
His son John has completed his freshman 
year at Lehigh. 

Allan Mitchell has retired from the 
Army with the rank of colonel after 25 
years of service and is now director of 
Chesapeake (Va.) College. 

Stan Sargent wrote in May: "Daughter 
Barbara is a junior at Smith College. Son 
Steven to enter the University of Illinois 
at Champaign next fall to study architec- 
ture." 



'365 



ubert S. Shaw 
6024 Wilson Lane 
ethesda, Md. 20014 



William S. Burton 

1144 Union Commerce Building 

Cleveland, Ohio 44114 



Benjamin, Cowan, Drake, Gibb, Kim- 
ball, Marvin, Peakes, Rutherford, Sands, 
C. Small, and Soule registered at com- 
mencement. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Edward Campbell, whose father 
Edwin T. Campbell died on May 5. 

Bill Soule, an associate professor of edu- 
cation at the University of Maine in Port- 
land, has been appointed a consultant to 
the Maine State Museum Commission. 

Frank Southard has been named to the 
Maine Truck Owners Association's Board 
of Directors. Frank is a member of the 
law firm of McLean, Southard, Hunt and 
Lipman of Augusta and is secretary-trea- 
surer of the Maine Bar Association. 

Wink Walker has been elected treasurer 
of the Boston Hospital for Women. 

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Christie, Dane, Gilpatric, Lawrence, 
Lister, and Reed registered at commence- 
ment. 

Walter Batty has been elected executive 
vice president for marketing of FWD 
Corp. of Clintonville, Wis. "We're only 
40 miles from the home of the Green 
Bay Packers!" he wrote in April. His ad- 
dress is Route 1, Shawano, Wis. 

Percy Black attended the 1968 Summer 
Institute for Secondary School Teachers 
of Mathematics at Bowdoin. He is a 
teacher at Homestead (Fla.) Junior High. 

Don Bryant has been named chairman 
of the 1968 Dover (N.H.) United Appeal 
campaign. 

Euan Davis wrote in May to report that 
his daughter Catherine was graduated from 
Drew University in 1967 and became Mrs. 
Robert K. Bridwell the following Septem- 
ber. His third daughter Leslie became the 
bride of Tadataka Yamada in June 1967 
and was graduated from N.Y.U. this past 
June. 

Jon French has been named head of 
Chestnut Hill Senior School in Phila- 
delphia. 

Charles Henderson spent the summer on 
active duty with the Army Reserve. He 
was the academic commandant of the First 
Army's Area Intelligence School at Fort 
George G. Meade, Md. 

Ed Hudon has been named to the Bruns- 
wick Charter Committee, which has been 
charged with developing a plan or a choice 
of plans for a new town government. 

Sprague Mitchell wrote in May: "After 
nearly 20 years with Conde Nast Publi- 
cations, I am now associated with DeHav- 
en & Townsend in their Stamford, Conn., 
office. DeH&T is a brokerage firm. John 
Hooke has been with this firm for five 
years, in its New York office." 

After nearly 18 years at the College of 
South Jersey, Stan Williams and his wife 
realized their dream of a winter cruise. 
They spent five days at sea aboard the 
Queen Elizabeth and visited Charlotte 
Amalie and Nassau. 



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WEBSTER '40 



NICKERSON '38 



'38 



Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 



E. J. Brown, Buck, Chase, Coffin, Da- 
vidson, de Suze, Dickson, Dupee, Fischer, 
Fish, Frazier, Fredericks, Frost, Frye, Hal- 
ford, Hight, Leach, Morgan, Newman, 
Nicholson, Parker, Pierce, Read, Salter, 
Shoukimas, R. Smith, Soule, Stanwood, 
Tootell, and Welch registered at com- 
mencement. 

Duncan Arnold, president of Arnold 
Machinery Co. of Bangor and Portland, 
has been elected president of the Maine 
Equipment Dealers' Association. 

Don Dillenbeck's youngest son David 
was graduated from Trinity College this 
spring. His oldest son Peter has finished 
four years in the Navy and has two more 
to go. Peter left for the Far East in June. 
Don regretted not being able to attend 
our 30th. 

The Rev. Daniel Fox wrote in May: "I 
am a retired clergyman, living on a small 
pension, and trying to keep up my home. 
I am a bachelor with no family and live 
alone. However, I have several interests — 
music (piano and organ), the Sanskrit 
language, and literature. I do some church 
supply work." Dan's address is Mapleside 
Farm, RFD 1, Box 35, Enfield, N.H. 

Bill Nickerson has been named an as- 
sistant secretary of the Continental In- 
surance Cos. Bill joined the Boston In- 
surance Group in 1951 as an accountant 
in Boston. He was advanced to chief ac- 
countant in 1956 and assistant secretary 
in 1959. Following Continental's affiliation 
with Boston Insurance Group in 1966, he 
assumed duties in the corporate accounting 
department in New York. 

Bill Norton received two first-place 
plaques for his Cupertino Courier at a re- 
cent California Newspaper Publishers As- 
sociation convention. Entered in the more 
than 7,500 circulation class of weeklies, 
the Courier won best typography and best 
editorial page awards. Bill has launched 
his fourth paper, the Sunnyvale Scribe. 

Jack Salter is sales manager of the 
Flightex Fabrics Division of Belding Cor- 
iicelli Fiberglass Fabrics Inc. He's living 
in Berkeley Heights, N.J. 

Acting President Daggett invited Mai 
Shannon to represent Bowdoin at the in- 
auguration of James O. Fuller as presi- 
dent of Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

Carroll Terrell was a judge at the spring 
meeting of the Poetry Fellowship of Maine 
in May. Carroll is a member of the De- 
partment of English at the University of 
Maine in Orono. 

Mr. and Mrs. Irving Zamcheck's son 
Steven and Barbara J. Cohen of Brighton, 
Mass., married at Brookline, Mass., in 
April. 



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John H. Rich Jr. 
2 Higashi Toriizaka 
Azabu, Minato-Ku 
Tokyo, Japan 



Hunter, McKenney, A. Nichols, Pierce, 
Riley, and White registered at commence- 
ment. 

Charles Campbell has three children in 
college starting this fall. John is at God- 
dard, Mimi at Radcliffe, and Chuck at 
Northeastern. Mimi worked in Germany 
this summer. Chuck is on the staff of the 
Bridgeport (Conn.) Post-Telegram. Charles's 
wife is the editor of the Darien Review. 

Nels Corey is on the Hinckley Summer 
School faculty teaching mathematics. He'll 
return to Hotchkiss School, Lakeview, 
Conn., this fall to resume his duties as 
director of athletics and math instructor. 

Ed Emmons wrote in April: "Son Rich- 
ard is a junior at the University of Denver 
— wish he were at Bowdoin. The airline 
business remains the same. World compe- 
tition carries on in all respects." 

Ernest Goodspeed has been elected trea- 
surer of the Maine Trial Lawyers Assoc. 

Ed Scribner is still with Time Maga- 
zine in its Cleveland office. Both his son 
and daughter have graduated from college, 
are married, and each has a child. 

Brig. Gen. Phil Tukey delivered the 
commencement address at Hermon High 
School in Bangor in June. 

Fred Waldron has been elected presi- 
dent of the New Hampshire Bowdoin Club. 




Y^fKT^ 







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Neal W. Allen Jr. 

epartment of History 

nion College 
Schenectady, N. Y. 12308 



Jeffrey J. Carre '40 was named the fourth 
recipient of the Distinguished Bowdoin 
Educator Award last spring. A member of 
the Department of Romance Languages at 
Amherst, he taught French and Italian at 
Bowdoin from 1947 until 1962. From 
1960 to 1962 he was the faculty represen- 
tative on the Alumni Council and in 1964 
he was elected to a four-year term as a 
member at large of the council. A student 
of 19th- and 20th-century French literature, 
he has translated many essays and has 
contributed to many scholarly publications. 
The Distinguished Bowdoin Educator 
Award is announced at the annual on- 
campus meeting of the Bowdoin Teachers' 
Club. 



Bass, Bevins, Doughty, and Jacobson 
registered at commencement. 

Bob Armstrong has been elected a vice 
president of Aerosol Techniques Inc., a 
nationwide aerosol manufacturer, and 
president of the company's Armstrong 
Laboratories Division. 

Harry Baldwin's son Harry '68 is in 
Chou Lai, Vietnam. 

Bob Caulfield, vice president of North- 
ern National Bank of Presque Isle, was 
chairman of the tenth annual Consumer 
Credit Conference at Bangor in April. One 
of the program participants was Dick 
Sanborn, an attorney from Augusta. 

Al Clarke became manager, Consumer 
Products Division, of the Kendall Co. on 
Jan. 1. His daughter Betty Anne was grad- 
uated from Wellesley College in June. 

Lloyd Hatch provided us in April with 
a run-down on the activities of his chil- 
dren. Prudence is married and living in 
Philadelphia. Daughter Randy is a junior 
at Bates. Sally is a sophomore at Endicott 
Junior College, and Susan is a sophomore 
in high school. 

Paul Hermann, who is city manager of 
Asbury Park, N.J., last year received a 20- 
year service certificate from the Interna- 
tional City Managers Association. 

Damon Scales was the first speaker of 
the opening session in a series of seven 
lectures given by members of the Andros- 
coggin County Bar Association last spring. 
Damon spoke on "Deeds, Titles, and Con- 
tracts." 

Herb Tonry has been elected forestry 
representative on the Rockingham County 
(N.H.) Extension Service Advisory Board 
and has recently purchased the Spendrift 
Motel in Hampton Beach. 

Jack Tucker's son Willis returned from 
a two-year tour with the Army in Vietnam 
last April. His son Jack enlisted in the 
Navy and reported for duty in June. 

Brooks Webster has been named general 
credit manager of ESB Inc., formerly 
known as Electric Storage Battery Co. 
Brooks is responsible for coordination and 
administration of corporate policy in the 
area of credit and collection. The firm's 
headquarters are in Philadelphia. 



'41 

\A Austin, 



Henry A. Shorey 
Bridgton 04009 



Austin, Chittim, Cronkhite, Dickson, 
Hanscom, Hartshorn, Holliday, Knight, 
Pope, Sabasteanski, and Young registered 
at commencement. 

Bob Barton wrote in May: "During 18 
months as cultural attache I have become 
much interested in Bolivian history and 
have written a book on it, which is at the 
printers now. I hope to have proofs back 
before leaving in September for my next 
post. It is likely to be Guadalajara, Mexi- 
co, and should provide material for another 
book. Oldest boy Bradford is graduating 
this summer and plans marriage when we 
get back for home-leave. Bill is a junior 
at Wesleyan and will work as an intern 
for Senator Hugh Scott this summer. 
Frederick is a freshman at Harvard and 
will work for Oliver Quayle Pollcaster. My 
wife Nancy will present collages on in- 



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digenous subjects at the Bolivian National 
Museum in May." 

Len Cronkhite was the speaker at the 
annual installation dinner of the Westover 
(Mass.) AFB Officers' Club in May. 

Ed Frese has bought an 86 acre farm 
with five horses, 16 cats (which live in the 
barn, Ed is quick to point out), one horse 
van, and one steer. "We keep one dog, 
two ponies, and two more steers for our 
farmer-daughter Wendy, 15. She is quite 
a rider and has done very well in the lo- 
cal horse shows." Ed's son Jay goes to 
Dickinson School of Law in September. 

Marcus Parsons wrote in May: "My 
older son Mark graduates from Amherst 
in June. John, my younger son, enters 
Bowdoin this fall as a member of the 
Class of 1972." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Ernest Pottle, whose father Ernest 
H. Pottle '09 died on June 2. 

Phil Pratt is an associate professor at 
Duke University Medical School. 

Jim Sturtevant wrote in April: "My son 
James graduated from Hobart College in 
June 1967 and is a second lieutenant in the 
Air Force, at Randolph Field, Tex. He was 
recently married to Paula Meadows of 
San Antonio. She is a graduate of South- 
west Texas State College. My son John is 
a freshman at the University of South 
Carolina." 

Norm Workman wrote in April: "Sorry, 
but J won't be able to make it back for 
commencement and the meetings this year. 
Too much going on and I'm short-handed 
in the office." 



'42! 



ohn L. Baxter Jr. 
603 Atwater Road 
Lake Oswego, Ore. 97034 



Bell, Coombs, Frost, Georgitis, Hazel- 
ton, and Vafiades registered at commence- 
ment. 

Norm Austin and his wife like their 
new location in Orange, Calif. They've be- 
come California Angels fans. Their daugh- 
ter Joan is in Rome with Chapman Col- 
lege's World Campus Afloat. Son Billy is 
leading a rock 'n' roll group. 

Arthur Benoit has been named to a six- 
year term to the newly created "super 
board" of the University of Maine. Under 
a recent reorganization Maine's five state 
colleges were brought under one board of 
trustees. 

Fred Blodgett wrote in May: "The Mil- 
waukee Bowdoin Alumni Club had a very 
successful meeting with Dean Brown. I 
was excited to learn that Bowdoin may 
yet have room for my daughters. Two of 
them are in college now, but two are left 
and they might make it." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Seavey Bowdoin, whose father 
Charles H. Bowdoin died on May 13. 

Spencer Churchill will be on sabbatic 
leave during the 1968-69 academic year. 
He plans to spend most of his time in 
eastern Europe investigating the state of 
philosophy there. He also hopes to work 
on a book he is writing in collaboration 
with an Indiana University professor. He's 
heard from Ted Saba who is living in Ja- 
pan, having been transferred from New 
York. 

Put Flint's son Leverett is a combat 
training officer at Fort Ord, Calif. Lev 
finished tenth in his OCS class at Fort 
Knox. 




Oh, the cares of a university president and 
overseer! As though he were keeping an 
eye out for a stray student demonstrator 
or two, Bob Morse '43, Bowdoin overseer 
and recently inaugurated president of Case 
Western Reserve University, led the Bow- 
doin commencement procession from the 
Senior Center to the New Gymnasium 
this year. The Alumnus has it on good 
authority that he enjoyed the responsibili- 
ties of commencement marshal more than 
he conveyed in his photo. 



Governor Curtis has named Paul Hazel- 
ton to the Maine State Board of Educa- 
tion. 

Stan Herrick has been named to the 
newly created position of director of medi- 
cal services at Central Maine General 
Hospital. 

Bob Neilson has been elected president 
of the Financial Executives Institute's 
Boston Chapter. Bob is assistant treasurer, 
controller, and director of Morgan Con- 
struction Co., treasurer of Hahnemann 
Hospital, and a member of the accounting 
council of the Machinery & Allied Products 
Institute. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Ken Sowles, whose mother Mrs. 
Avis W Sowles died on June 9. 

Lew Vafiades has been elected secretary 
of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. 



'43 in 



OHN F. Jaques 
Pine Street 
uih Portland 04106 



Abbott, Alger, Armbruster, Babbitt, Ba- 
con, Barrows, Beckler, Benoit, Blakeley, 
Brandenburg, Brickates, Briggs, Bubier, 
Buckley, Bunting, Burns, Clenott, Clough, 
Cole, Cronin, Cross, Devine, Eckfeldt, 
Gauvreau, Hanson, Hayward, Hills, Hooke, 
Hunter, Hutchings, Ingalls, L. Johnson, 
Larrabee, Lord, Martin, Matthews, Max- 
well, Minich, Moore, Moran, Morecombe, 
Morse, Picken, B. Pierce, Plimpton, Pratt, 
Richardson, Rinaldo, Roberts, Ross, Segal, 
Shepherd, Simon, Simonds, Simonton, 
Small, Stone, Swallow, H. B. Taylor, 
Twomey, H. Walker, Warren, Wentworth, 



Wilson, Woods, Woodworth, and Young 
registered at commencement. 

William Beckler has been elected to the 
Bridgton Academy Board of Trustees. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Elmer Bird, whose mother Mrs. 
Ella S. Bird died on May 12. 

Ted Bubier's son Tom '71 won the All- 
Campus Pool Tourney at the College this 
spring. 

During August Don Cross conducted a 
course in How to Study and Stay in Col- 
lege under the sponsorship of the YMCA 
of the Oranges, Maplewood, and West Es- 
sex, N.J. Don is a member of the faculty 
of Upsala College. 

Allen Eastman wrote in May: "Am still 
associated with Wellington & Co., New 
York City, as a security analyst. My wife's 
oldest daughter will be married this June. 
My oldest son is completing his junior 
year at Suffield Academy. Between us there 
are three more children — ages 10 to 15, 
two boys and a girl." 

Rocky Ingalls has been appointed by the 
mayor of Bronxville to the Zoning Board 
of Appeals. 

Stan Ochmanski wrote in March: "I re- 
tired from HQ, MAC, USAF, on Oct. 1, 
1967. At the time of my retirement I was 
staff transportation and safety officer for 
HQ, MAC, at Scott AFB, 111. Retirement 
ceremonies included a parade and review 
of troops. I was a CWO-4. I am now em- 
ployed as a staff representative and safety 
engineer for the Air Transport and Aero- 
space Section of the National Safety Coun- 
cil in Chicago." 

The Rev. Joe Sturtevant wrote in May: 
"The Columbia (S.C.) Alumni Chapter 
meets regularly at my place, conducting 
no business and adjourning at my initia- 
tive. Of our children, three boys and one 
girl, the two older ones (Joe and Tom) 
are in the Marines. Joe, a 1967 graduate 
(B.S. in forestry) of the University of the 
South, is a helicopter pilot, soon to be near 
us at Fort Stewart, Ga. Tom fixes busted 
teletypes and telephones and has just re- 
ported to Camp Lejuene, N.C." 

Harlan Taylor has been appointed man- 
ager of Physics and Electronics Research 
Laboratories of United Aircraft Corp. Re- 
search Laboratories. He's also been elected 
chairman of the State Chamber of Com- 
merce Committee on Science and Tech- 
nology and to the State Chamber's Board 
of Directors. He's been named a corpora- 
tor of the Savings Bank of Manchester, 
Conn. 



'44 



Ross Williams 
23 Aha Place 
Yonkers, N. Y. 



10710 



Duggan, Griggs, LaCasce, and Philbrick 
registered at commencement. 

Acting President Daggett invited Vance 
Bourjaily to represent Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of Samuel E. Stumpf as 
president of Cornell College, Mount Ver- 
non, Iowa, on May 4. 

Joe Carey spoke at a meeting of the 
Newburyport (Mass.) Booster Club in 
May. Joe is director of the Office of Pro- 
gram Development in the Boston public 
school system. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bob Dysinger, whose mother Mrs. 
Alfreda Dysinger died on June 9. 

Lou and Sharon MacCartney became 
the parents of their fourth child, third 



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son, William Carrick MacCartney, on 
May 4. 

George Morrison wrote in April: "In 
February and March I was sent by the 
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Board 
of Foreign Missions to visit the missions 
in Pakistan. On the way T visited in 
Egypt where we lived for 12 years. On 
the return trip I went to Japan and 
Hawaii. It was a wonderful experience." 

Alan Perry has been named head of the 
recently created Marketing Department of 
the Institute of Outdoor Advertising, which 
has headquarters in New York. Al was 
formerly vice president and group super- 
visor with Cunningham & Walsh. As vice 
president and director of marketing of the 
IOA he is responsible for disseminating in- 
formation on the effectiveness of the out- 
door medium to the various executive 
levels of advertiser and agency organiza- 
tions. 

Dick Rhodes has been promoted to the 
rank of associate professor of physics at 
Florida Presbyterian College. He's also 
been appointed to the associate faculty, as 
a research associate, of the University of 
Miami. Dick specializes in underwater 
acoustics. 

Dick Sampson has been promoted to 
the rank of associate professor of mathe- 
matics at Bates. 



'45 



Berry, Cross, Kern, Knight, and Lock- 
hart registered at commencement, 

Norman Barr wrote in March: "Have 
left Atlas Asbestos Co., Montreal, to join 
Keller Products, Manchester, N.H. We are 
a small conglomerate of seven companies, 
for the most part involved in the building 
material and construction industry. I am 
assistant to the chairman. It is good to be 
back in the U.S.A." 

Bill Corum, a salesman at Monument 
Motors Inc., Bennington, Vt., has been 
elected a Fellow of the Volkswagen Sales 
Guild. He was one of 56 New England 
salesmen honored at a dinner-dance for 
guild members last spring. 

George Kern wrote in May: "Still ped- 
dling fish at the same old stand. Son finish- 
ing his first year at Bowdoin. How times 
change! He's clean living and Dean's List." 

Bob Patrick, president of Alpha Re- 
search & Development Inc., Blue Island, 
111., spoke on stereoscanning electron 
microscope technique at a meeting of senior 
chemistry majors at Bowdoin in May. 

Herb and Barbara Sawyer became the 
grandparents of Derek Leach Sawyer on 
March 15. 

Norm Waks wrote in March: "Still in 
the Office of the Secretary of Defense on 
loan from MITRE. Too early to assess 
the effects of the change in secretaries, 
but it's a very interesting time to be at the 
Pentagon." 



'46 



Morris A. Densmore 

933 Princeton Boulevard, S.E. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 49506 



Hart, C. Little, D. Little, McNeally, and 
D. Pierce registered at commencement. 

John Farrell has been named public af- 
fairs reporter of the Lawrence (Mass.) 
Eagle-Tribune. John has been with the 




OSHER '48 



LONGLEY '48 



newspaper since 1962. He is also civil de- 
fense director for the town of North An- 
dover and is a member of the Board of 
Directors of the Merrimack Valley Phil- 
harmonic Orchestra. 

Phil Gilley wrote in May to say that he 
had been elected a Fellow of the Inter- 
national College of Dentists in November 
1967. 

Bill Hill wrote in April: "Daughter 
Pamela, aged 21, after considerable illness 
will begin her junior year at Texas A & I 
at Kingsville this fall. Daughter Angela, 
aged 19, will begin her sophomore year 
at Del Mar Junior College at Corpus 
Christie, Tex." 

Acting President Daggett invited Dave 
Kitfield to represent Bowdoin at the inau- 
guration of Frederick C. Davison as presi- 
dent of the University of Georgia in May. 

Dana Little, director of Bowdoin's Pub- 
lic Affairs Research Center, was a panelist 
at the New England Conference on En- 
vironmental Planning and Management in 
Manchester, N.H., last spring. 

Judge Ian Maclnnes was the principal 
speaker at the Beal College graduation 
banquet in May. 

Charles Robbins is president of Agassiz 
Mines Ltd. of Toronto. It is spending a 
million dollars to develop a gold ore body 
(Canada's sixth largest) in Manitoba. He's 
also president of Pascar Oils Ltd., which 
has outlined a large sulphur deposit in 
Costa Rica. 

Dr. Stan Sylvester has been appointed 
second vice president (underwriting) of 
Union Mutual Life Insurance Co. He will 
continue as associate medical director, a 
position he has held since 1964. 

Bob True wrote in April: "Recently 
elected vice chief of staff at Waltham Hos- 
pital. Daughter Karen, aged 19, is a soph- 
omore at Jackson College. Daughter 
Nancy, 15, is a freshman at Weston High 
School. Maybe she will be Bowdoin's first 
coed." 



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Kenneth M. Schubert 
5 Harvey Court 
Morristown, N. J. 07960 



John Caldwell, Holman, Holtman, Ma- 
gee, Morrell, and Thomas registered at 
commencement. 

Lt. Col. Bill Augerson is on duty in 
Vietnam as a physician. 

Bob Blake is active in the St. Louis 
Council of Boy Scouts. Among other 
things he's a "three bead" woodbadger 
and district training committee chairman. 

Llewellyn Cooper wrote in May: "We 
are in the process of forming a group in 
Bar Harbor for the practice of medicine. 
Five physicians, including Winston Stewart 
'48, will constitute the initial members of 
the group. We will occupy quarters in a 



new medical arts building adjacent to the 
Mt. Desert Island Hospital. Win is a gen- 
eral practitioner and pediatrician. I will be 
one of the general surgeons. No other 
Bowdoin men in the group yet, but we are 
looking!" 

Charles Curtis has been appointed to 
membership in the Institute for Advanced 
Study at Princeton for the 1968-69 aca- 
demic year to do research in finite group 
theory. "My boys and I will miss the hik- 
ing, fishing, and year around tennis we 
have in Oregon," he wrote in May, "but 
Betsy looks forward to a year in an apart- 
ment near New York." 

Archie and Carol Dolloff this spring 
helped form a group to combat racism in 
the Bath-Brunswick area. They also had as 
a guest for two weeks a child from the 
Passamaquoddy Reservation at Perry in a 
program run by Ed and Bernice Born '57. 

Leonard Gottlieb reported this spring 
that he had been promoted to the rank of 
professor of pathology at Tufts Medical 
School on July 1, 1967. He's continuing 
his duties as associate director of the Mal- 
lory Institute of Pathology and as lecturer 
in pathology at Harvard Medical School. 
He is a candidate for an M.P.H. degree 
from Harvard's School of Public Health. 

Leonard Hirsch has been elected direc- 
tor of the Department of Obstetrics and 
Gynecology of Perth Amboy (N.J.) Gen- 
eral Hospital. 

Bill Lamparter has been named vice 
president of Century Furniture Co., Hick- 
ory, N.C. For the past two years he was 
with Associated Merchandising Corp. in 
New York. Before then he was for 15 
years associated with R.H. Macy and Co. 

Acting President Daggett invited Guy 
Leadbetter to represent Bowdoin at the 
dedication of the Jeremiah Kinsella Durick 
Library at St. Michael's College in May. 

Ben Nevitt completed a year of clinical 
residency at Connecticut Valley Hospital 
on June 30. 

Al Waxler's automobile dealership, 
United Motor Sales in Portland, has been 
named the Fiat dealer for Cumberland 
County, including Brunswick. 

Joe Woods wrote in May: "Worked 
closely with Jack Nichols '49 and Bob de 
Sherbinin '45 in organizing the Bowdoin 
G'ee Club Concert at Chatham High 
School. Club performed admirably to an 
audience of 200, many of whom knew 
not Bowdoin. My family is growing up. 
Wendy is 15, David (named after David 
Crowell '49) is 13, Suzanne is 9, and 
Thomas (named after brother-in-law 
Thomas Boyd) is 8. All is well!" 



'48 



C. Cabot Easton 
2 Tobey Lane 
Andover, Mass. 01810 



P. Aronson, Babcock, Baxter, Boland, 
Charles, Collins, Cooper, Cummins, Dono- 
van, Dunlap, Jensen, Larchian, Longley, 
McFarland, Martens, Milden, R. Miller, 
Monaghan, H. Robinson, Russell, Silsby, 
Swift, Tyrer, and Worth registered at 
commencement. 

Lt. Col. Joe Boyer wrote in April: "I 
was one of the pilots pulled out of the 
Pentagon for southeast Asia duty. I'm 
back in C-130's. I have the family at 
Clark AFB in the Philippines but spend 
most of my time in Vietnam flying out of 
Saigon. Have seen enough action to keep 



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Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Clement Richardson, whose father 
Forrest E. Richardson died in June. 



In March Jack Feehan '50 (left) was sworn in as a member of the Maine Public Utilities 
Commission by Bob Porteous '46, chairman of the Maine Executive Council. Looking on were 
Councillor Stewart from Presque Isle and Governor Curtis, who proposed Jack's appointment. 



an old duffer like me satisfied. My plane 
was hit six times on one air resupply mis- 
sion to Khe Sahn." 

Jim Longley, C.L.U., of New England 
Life, Lewiston, has been nominated by 
the 1968 Million Dollar Round Table 
Nominating Committee as secretary-elect 
of the 1969 Million Dollar Round Table. 
His nomination capped 20 years as a life 
underwriter and 15 years as a Round 
Table member. 

Packy McFarland has been named di- 
rector of athletics at Scarborough (Me.) 
High School. 

Bernard Osher has been elected chair- 
man of the board of Golden West Savings. 
From 1963 until his election he was a 
senior vice president. 

Herbert Silsby has been elected to the 
Board of Governors of the Maine Trial 
Lawyers Association. 

Dick Whitcomb wrote in May: "I have 
accepted a new position, chairman of the 
Department of Foreign Languages at East- 
ern Washington State College, and will be 
moving to west early in June. Our new 
home will be in Cheney, Wash., near 
Spokane." 

Rich Worth wrote in April: "We recent- 
ly bought and are renovating a 100-year- 
old house in Edgartown. Dottie and I 
would like to see any Bowdoin men com- 
ing to Martha's Vineyard this summer." 



'49 i 



ra Pitcher 
RD 2 
Turner 04282 



Russ Douglas and Dick Wiley were the 
only members of our Class to register at 
commencement. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Dave Bowdoin, whose father, 
Charles H. Bowdoin, died on May 13. 

Eric Butler was the keynote speaker at 
the third annual Leadership Training Con- 
ference for University of Vermont students 



in April. He is director of personnel train- 
ing for the First National Bank of Boston. 

Dick Crockford has been named dean 
of studies at Colby Junior College. Dick, 
a member of the English Department, was 
on leave of absence during the 1967-68 
academic year as assistant to the vice presi- 
dent for academic affairs at B.U. 

Dave Crowell and his family are 
thriving in Bennington, Vt., where they 
own and operate Old Bennington Wood- 
crafters, specializing in early American 
furniture and accessories. They've had 
many Bowdoin visitors and hope that 
others visiting the area will drop in. They 
are now going into the mail-order business, 
with ads in Yankee magazine. 

John Kilgo has moved from Greenville, 
Tenn., to 4 Surrey Lane, Andover, Mass. 
He is director of Evelyn Wood Reading 
Dynamics. 

Bob Leonard wrote in April: "I have 
recently been reassigned to the CNO 
Staff at the Pentagon as head of the De- 
fensive Systems Section of the Strategic 
Offensive and Defensive Systems. I can 
think of many places I would rather be 
and it effectively takes me out of the flying 
business. Can't win 'em all. My address 
is Cdr. R. W Leonard, CNO (OP 972) 
Navy Department, Washington, D.C." 

Don Martin has been appointed man- 
ager of the Maine Motor Rate Bureau 
where he has been employed for more 
than eight years. 

George Milligan's wife wrote in May: 
"George is returning to Vietnam in July, 
assigned to HQ, Second Field Forces. The 
six children and I are moving to San 
Francisco (my home) while he is over- 
seas." 

Carroll Newhouse wrote in May: "Wife 
Frankie is completing her A.B. degree work 
in June at George Mason College. Quite 
a struggle when first two and last two 
years are about 20 years apart!" 

John Nichols has been named to the 
Delbarton School Lay Board of Trustees. 



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Richard A. Morrell 
2 Breckan Road 
Brunswick 04011 



Barnard, Carney, Cross, Foulke, M. 
Henry, Hokanson, A. Howe, Knight, E. 
Merrill, R. Morrell, Nicholson, Olson, D. 
Payne, Sistare, Sprague, Stone, and Zeitler 
registered at commencement. 

Hal Arnoldy has been promoted to di- 
rector of advertising and promotion for 
U.S. Plywood. He is responsible for all 
advertising, sales promotion, and exhibit 
activities. 

Acting President Daggett invited Pete 
Barnard to represent Bowdoin at the in- 
auguration of Donald E. Deyo as presi- 
dent of Dean Junior College on May 11. 

Charles Barrett has been promoted to 
associate professor of English at Lynch- 
burg College. He is director of freshman 
English and heads a course in creative 
writing. 

Herb Bennett has been named chairman 
of the Legislation Committee of the Maine 
Trial Lawyers Association. 

Dave Berwind has been named head- 
master of Rivers Country Day School in 
Weston, Mass. He was head of the lower 
school. 

Dick Buttner wrote in May: "Still with 
General Electric Co., currently as man- 
ager of accounting operations for the Out- 
door Lighting Department in Henderson- 
ville, N.C. El and 1 would like to have 
any Bowdoin men stop to see us." 

Sterge and Anna Demetriades welcomed 
the arrival of their third child and second 
son, Alexander Anthony Demetriades, on 
March 14. 

Bob Graff has moved to 614 Sawyer St. 
in Portland. 

Leonard Heskett wrote in May: "Spread 
the word that a new firm of consulting 
actuaries has been established at 88 Broad 
St., Boston. Name of the firm is Boulet, 
Carroll, and Heskett. We are prepared to 
program the large client's computer to 
produce pension valuation costs and there- 
by avoid delays that are commonly ex- 
perienced. Bowdoin men with large-capac- 
ity computers are invited to call 426-3300." 

Hokie Hokanson has been elected chair- 
man of the Brunswick Finance Committee. 

Phil Huss wrote in May: "Patty, my 
wife, had our third child at the end of 
February. We have three lovely girls, Pam, 
Pat. and Penny. I think that I had better 
start contributing to female colleges. ... I 
am sailing on a 45-ft. yawl to Bermuda 
in June and want to sail in the Maine 
area in 1970." 

Roy Knight has been named to a four- 
year term on the Topsham Planning Board. 

Gordon Linke has moved to Washing- 
ton, D.C, and is manager of the Merrill 
Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith office at 
815 Fifteenth St. N.W. 

Jerry McCarty has been named to the 
Board of Directors of the Portland 
Players. 

Paul Rubin wrote in May: "My wife, 
four children, and I are still enjoying the 
sun in Phoenix, Ariz. I'm still in the com- 
puter business with General Electric." 

Dave Spector has been promoted to 
professor of history and government at 
Russell Sage College. He was a visiting 



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professor at Colorado State this summer. 
Dave is chairman of a faculty Phi Beta 
Kappa committee at Sage. PBK has se- 
lected Sage for examination with a view 
to establishing a chapter. 

Bill Webster has been appointed con- 
troller of Depositors Corp. of Augusta. 

Air Force Capt. Bruce White returned 
from Vietnam in February and is sta- 
tioned in New Mexico. His address is 1901 
South Washington, Roswell, N.M. 

Bob Younghans has been named special 
counsel to the New Jersey Legislative 
Criminal Justice Study Committee. 



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Louis J. Siroy 
1 Richmond Street 
Nashua, N. H. 03060 



W Arnold, Kelley, and Sewall regis- 
tered at commencement. 

Bim Clifford spoke on "Criminal Law 
Today" at the Lewiston-Auburn YWCA 
in May. He was the fifth speaker in a 
series of seven who presented classes on 
"Law for the Layman." 

Andy Crummy has been promoted to 
associate professor of radiology at the 
University of Wisconsin. 

Elmo Giordanetti was the co-author 
with Henry Steele Commager of Was 
America a Mistake? published simulta- 
neously this spring by Harper & Row and 
the University of South Carolina. Elmo 
was recently promoted to full professor of 
French at Amherst. 

Norm Hubley became a member of the 
Boston law firm of Herrick, Smith, Don- 
ald, Farley & Ketchum on Jan. 1. 

Ed McCluskey wrote in April: "Just 
moved to Stanford University as profes- 
sor of electrical engineering and computer 
science. We drove across country in a 
school bus which we converted to a 
camper." 

Ted Rand has been named headmaster 
of Meadowbrook School, Weston, Mass. 
Previously he was a teacher and adminis- 
trative assistant at Dexter School, Brook- 
line, for 16 years. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Ray Rutan, whose mother Mrs. 
Florence R. Rutan died on May 6. 

Hal Sewall has left A. G. Edwards & 
Sons and is an account executive with 
Hayden, Stone Inc. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Strang became the 
parents of Sarah Adelle Strang on May 29. 



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Adrian L. Asherman 
21 Cherry Hill Drive 
Waterville 04901 



Bonang, McGrath, Niven, Sulides, and 
Welch registered at commencement. 

Hebron Adams wrote in May: "We are 
still enjoying life in England very much. 



RAND '51 




Jenny, our older daughter, started school 
here last fall and has picked up a rather 
powerful Lancashire accent. Our younger 
daughter Heather has begged the question 
of British or American accent by sticking 
determinedly to some obscure language of 
her own. The rest of us are sticking to 
Yankee, with an occasional colloquialism 
thrown in. Our Bowdoin contacts have 
been a bit limited, but not too bad. We 
visited Walter Schwarz '54 and his family 
in Germany last April, and Ray Biggar 
appeared on our doorstep one night last 
June. We saw Joergen Knudsen '53 at 
Oxford last summer, and hope to see him 
again in Denmark this spring. I was able 
to get to President Coles' dinner for Bow- 
doin men in England last December and 
found it very enjoyable to be with a 
Bowdoin group again. Sorry I had to miss 
'52's 15th. I'm hoping to complete my 
Ph.D. program by June 1969 and to re- 
turn to the Washington area shortly after 
that." Hebron's address is Department of 
Operational Research, University of Lan- 
caster, Skein House, Queen Square, Lan- 
caster, England. 

Hank Baribeau has been named to a 
five-year term on the Topsham Planning 
Board. 

Ray Biggar and Mrs. Margaret Smith 
Herz of Lexington, Mass., married at 
Cambridge, Mass., in April. They are liv- 
ing at 9 Washington St., Lexington. 

Bill Boucher has been elected an as- 
sistant vice president of the A M Life In- 
surance Co., Wakefield, Mass. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Claude Bonang, whose father 
Frederic A. Bonang died on April 23. 

Norm Davis has been named to the 
Brunswick Charter Committee, which is 
charged with developing a plan or a choice 
of plans for a new town government. 

Edmond Elowe has been named to the 
newly created position of marketing man- 
ager for EG&G's Custom Equipment Di- 
vision, Bedford, Mass. 

Mechanical Maintenance Corp. has 
opened an additional office in New Haven, 
Conn., and has named John Kennedy to 
manage it. 

Hank Sherrerd took a leave of absence 
from his job in Buffalo a year ago spring 
and drove north through Canada to Yu- 
kon Territory. He spent July and August 
1967 camping, fishing, and discovering that 
everything Robert Service had to say was 
right. In September he drove to the moun- 
tains of central Maine, where he remained 
until frozen out in November. He returned 
to his job in January. 

Dick Swann became vice president and 
cashier of First County National Bank of 
Brockton, Mass., in January. 

Ike Williams is with U.S. R&D Corp., 
New York City, engaged in research de- 
velopment and evaluation of manpower 
and educational systems for urban and 
rural poor. He, Marjorie, and their chil- 
dren, Liza (4) and Larry (2), live at 239 
Central Park West. They were expecting 
their third child when he wrote in March. 



'535 



Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon, M.D. 
1418 Alewa Drive 
onolulu, Hawaii 96817 




Am 



BARTLETT '53 



W. Bartlett, Beattie, Black, Carson, F. 
Damon, J. Davis, Farrington, Forsberg, 
Gullicksen, Horton, Kennedy, Lagueux, 
Lasselle, McGoldrick, McGorrill, Nevin, 



Osgood, Palmer, Perkins, Sawyer, Schoene- 
man, Shuttleworth, Sleeper, and Wyatt 
registered at commencement. 

Walter Bartlett has been appointed New 
England Telephone general operations su- 
pervisor for the traffic department. 

Don Buckingham wrote in April: "In 
1964 I started my own company in Evans- 
ton, 111. — Buckingham Graphics Inc. I had 
designed in my basement and held per- 
sonal patents on a graphic arts process 
camera, the Simple-Simon, which we mar- 
ket nationally through A.B. Dick dealers 
and direct. We've sold more than 1200 of 
them to date and market our own Simple- 
Simon Brand film and developer to go 
with them. In addition to this, within the 
last two years we have taken on the sale of 
reconditioned IBM Executive Typewriters. 
. . . We now market the graphic arts in- 
dustry's leading film drying machine — the 
Buckingham Dryedge 2024. . . . Rhoda 
and I were organizers and on the board 
of the Ronald Knox Montessori School in 
Wilmette, a very rewarding experience. 
We have six daughters and one boy." 

Bob Chamberlin has been elected vice 
president and personnel officer of Colonial 
Bank and Trust Co. in Waterbury, Conn. 

Dick Church has been appointed an in- 
structor in business at Plymouth State Col- 
lege in New Hampshire. 

Earle Crocker has received a cash award 
from General Electric Co. for his inven- 
tion of a "System for Automatic Align- 
ment of a Two-Axis Gyrocompass" on 
which the company has filed for a patent. 
Earle is employed at the Pittsfield, Mass., 
plant as an advanced guidance systems 
engineer in the Inertial Guidance Engineer- 
ing operation. 

Phil Leighton wrote in May: "Pat and 
the four children are all doing well. We 
will be at a lake in Maine for the summer 
while a new house is being built in Augus- 
ta. I will open and manage a new office 
for Union Mutual Life in Augusta." 

John MacDermid wrote in May: "Sorry 
I won't be able to join our class reunion 
but court commitments prevent my at- 
tendance. Our daughter Kathy is now ten 
months old and as cute as Christmas. Our 
son Cliff will be four in June, and I'm 
sure he'll make a good Bowdoin man 
someday." 

Pat Quinby '23 had nothing but praise 
for the professional skill displayed by Dave 
Osgood when he played Royal Gambit 
this spring. The production was given by 
the Portland Players. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to George Reef, whose father Sam- 
uel T Reef died in June. 

Metcom Inc. of Salem, Mass., has named 
Peter Runton manager of manufacturing. 
The firm manufactures microwave tubes 
and systems. 

Rod Snelling has left Detroit Country 
Day, where he was headmaster, to become 



38 



headmaster 
ton, Del. 

'54 



of Tatnall School, Wilming- 



HORACE A. HlLDRETH Jr. 

Suite 507 

465 Congress Street 

Portland 04111 



Al Farrington was the only member 
of our Class to register at commencement. 

Dr. Paul Brinkman was moderator of a 
clinic on the medical aspects of sports at 
Farmington High School this spring. Paul 
is the Farmington High team physician. 

Fred Dalldorf was invited by Acting 
President Daggett to represent Bowdoin 
at the inauguration of Albert N. Whiting 
as president of North Carolina College at 
Durham on April 27. 

Major Bill Fickett wrote in April: "Fol- 
lowing graduation from Command & Gen- 
eral Staff College, I was assigned as assis- 
tant director of the Data Processing 
Department of the Adjutant General 
School. In addition to resident training, I 
present ADP briefings to senior officers 
in all major commands overseas. To date 
I have led the ADP team to Germany and 
managed leave in London on my way 
back. In late March I also led an ADP 
team which presented instruction at the 
Army War College." 

Tim Greene and his wife adopted a boy 
Christopher last year. He is a year and a 
half. 

Gilbert Guy has been named assistant 
director of the Berkshire Medical Center 
in Pittsfield, Mass. 

Joel and Joan Hupper announce the ar- 
rival of a son David Roscoe Hupper on 
April 12. 

George Jackson wrote in June: "Things 
get more confusing with each passing 
year. I have just been elected president of 
Amherst Central Lions Club. We are 
about to build a new store in Williams- 
ville, N.Y. We have three girls, two cats, 
and a dog. On Memorial Day we opened 
our pool and froze." 

Leonard Mulligan headed Hoddy Hil- 
dreth's campaign in Sagadahoc County 
(Bath). Hoddy defeated two opponents to 
win the GOP nomination for First Dis- 
trict Congressman. 

Major Don Rayment has received his 
second award of the Air Force Commen- 
dation Medal. He was decorated for meri- 
torious service as assistant chief of the 
computer programming division at Han- 
cock Field, N.Y. Brig. Gen. Joseph H. 
Belser, commander of the 35th Air Divi- 
sion, presented the medal. 

Galen Sayward attended the Bowdoin 
Teachers' Club meeting in May. He is 
head coach of skiing and a mathematics 
instructor at Mt. Blue High School, which 
serves the Farmington-Wilton area. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Ward Stoneman, whose mother 
Mrs. Henry W Stoneman died on May 3. 

John Sylvester has been named a vice 
president of Berkshire Life Insurance Co., 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Owen Zuckert wrote in April: "Have 
been spending most of my free time work- 
ing for the Stamford United Fund. My 
wife Marilyn and I are chairmen of the 
Neighborhood Division this year, and I 
have just been elected to the Executive 
Committee. I've been keeping in touch 
with Bowdoin through the Bowdoin Club 
of the Connecticut Shore. Looking forward 
to our reunion in 1969." 




RAYMENT '54 (RIGHT) 



'55 



Lloyd O. Bishop 
Wilmington College 
Wilmington, N. C. 28401 



Christie, Stubbs, and White registered 
at commencement. 

Louis Benoit has been named president 
of the Board of Trustees of the Portland 
Symphony Orchestra. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Lloyd Bishop, whose father Dr. 
Lloyd W Bishop '23 died on April 26. 

Jim Cook is sales manager of Concord 
Litho Co., which he jointly owns with his 
brother Peter and had sales of $3.1 million 
last year. He and Marianne have had a 
son Peter Eckl Cook. Jim frequently sees 
Jack Swenson, Wells Anderson '54, and 
Burt Nault '52. 

Dan Forman wrote in April: "On March 
1, 1968, I became a partner in the gen- 
eral insurance firm of Shimberg & Gerber, 
Syracuse, N.Y. My wife Laberta and 
daughters Diane (6) and Amy (Wi) wel- 
come all Bowdoin travelers. Our address 
is 202 Stanton Drive, Dewitt, N.Y." 

Bob Hawley and his wife became the 
parents of Elizabeth Lockwood Hawley on 
May 5, 1967. Bob is assistant headmaster 
at McTernan School in Waterbury, Conn. 
He's also a member of the Board of Di- 
rectors of the Waterbury Symphony Or- 
chestra. He expected to receive a master's 
degree from Wesleyan this June. 

Bob Johnson is still living in Woodbury, 
Conn. He ran into Jim Fawcett '58 in 
Florida this spring, an event which called 
"for some quaffing and roistering." 

Ward Kennedy and his family (Laura 
and three children) have settled in Seattle. 
Ward is chief of cardiology at VA Hos- 
pital and is on the faculty of the University 
of Washington Medical School. 

Dave Lavender was to serve on the fac- 
ulty of an American Alumni Council 
Summer Institute on fund raising and de- 
velopment Aug. 18-23, according to an 
announcement received last spring. 

Frank Paul has been named manager- 
aerospace corporate and recruiting ac- 
counts in General Electric's Advertising 
and Sales Promotion Department. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Will Philbrook, whose father 
Wilbur W Philbrook died on June 8. 

Dave Pyle wrote in April: "Received a 
master's degree in government from 
George Washington University in Febru- 
ary 1967. Have been employed by the 
Defense Intelligence Agency for the past 
five years serving as a management analyst 
in the Office of the Comptroller at the 
Pentagon." 



Lon Southerland wrote in April: "St. 
Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, is now a boom- 
ing island. . . . We now have the respon- 
sibility for the management of Grapetree 
Bay Hotel, one mile up the shore from 
the Beach Hotel of St. Croix, which we 
continue to manage. Expansion plans are 
in the works and a 100,000 gallon-a-day 
desalinization plant has been purchased 
... the first in St. Croix." 



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P. GlRARD KlRBY 

345 Brookline Street 
Needham, Mass. 02192 



Pete Bramhall and Bill Moody were 
the only members of our Class to register 
at commencement. 

Frank Beveridge recently changed jobs 
and has gone into public accounting. He 
plans to take the CPA examination in 
November. He, his wife, four children, 
two cats, and dog live in Westwood, Mass. 

Roswell Bond is assistant secretary of 
Safeco Life Insurance Co., heading the 
Group Insurance Department. He and his 
wife had a second child and second daugh- 
ter, Annjettee, in November 1967. 

Ron Golz needs only six more credits 
to get an M.A. in European history at 
Villanova. In his "spare" time he sells 
computers for IBM and loses money to 
Pete O'Rourke at golf. 

Leon and Wendy Gorman adopted Jeff- 
rey Jack on May 7. He was born April 26. 

The Warren Greenes became the parents 
of their first child, a son David Hayward 
Greene, on April 17. Warren is marine 
counsel for Mobil Oil Corp. in New York. 

Bill Kirk has been named assistant secre- 
tary of the Trust Department of Bankers 
Trust Co. in New York. 

Alan Messer has joined Bankers Nation- 
al Life Insurance Co. as an acturial assis- 
tant. 

Norm and Eleanor Nicholson became 
the parents of Mark Colman Nicholson on 
April 21. 

Pete O'Rourke wrote in May: "Moved 
to Westchester County from Philadelphia 
in early 1968. Still with IBM but am now 
located in Harrison, N.Y. Two sons are 
now 11 and 9>/2. Congratulations to Adam 
Walsh on his election to the Hall of 
Fame." 



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John C. Finn 
6 Palmer Road 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 



Born, Collier, and Langbein registered 
at commencement. 

Ed and Bernice Born conducted the 
third annual Brunswick Indian Homestay 
in June. With the financial support of sev- 
eral churches, community organizations, 
and individuals some 30 Passamaquoddy 
boys and girls from the Pleasant Point 
Reservation at Perry, Me., spent two weeks 
with families in the Bath-Brunswick area. 
Ed, Bernice, Martha (7), and Kathy (5) 
welcomed David Edward into their home 
on May 16. They hope to adopt him legal- 
ly within a year. David was born April 15. 

Phyllis Collins wrote in May: "Jack 
gave a paper on Wisconsin pulp mill wastes 
at the American Chemical Society Meet- 
ings in San Francisco in April. Then he 
flew down to L.A. to visit his parents who 
are directors of the Quaker Retirement 
Center in Altadena." 



39 



The George Davises became the parents 
of their third child, Andrew Crawford 
Davis, on May 2. 

Jim and Willette Dewsnap have moved 
to 20 Allenwood Circle, Milledgeville, Ga. 
Jim has accepted a job as associate pro- 
fessor of English at Georgia College in 
Milledgeville. 

In January Brian Flynn became man- 
ager of personnel relations for the Edu- 
cation Division of Xerox. His office is 
located at 600 Madison Ave., New York. 
He is living at 84 Mcintosh Road, Stam- 
ford, Conn. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Tom Fraser, whose brother Wil- 
liam J. Fraser '54 died on April 28. 

Pete Gass, the New York Times, and 
others have had a $4 million libel suit 
against them dismissed. It stemmed from 
the complaint of the Greeley Sanitation 
Service of Chappaqua. During a local 
election Pete and other members of the 
New Castle (N.Y.) Democratic party dis- 
ributed a Times story which said that 
Greeley officials admitted discussions with 
a man identified by the Times as having 
Mafia connections. Such are the perils of 
small-town politics! 

Gene Helsel apparently has left the Air 
Force and is practicing medicine in the 
Furlong, Pa., area. His address is Box 
320, RR 1, Furlong, Pa. 

Jay Howard wrote in May: "I am prac- 
ticing urological surgery at Memorial Hos- 
pital in Worcester. We live in Princeton, 
Mass., and now have three children, Chris, 
Heather, and Rebecca. We would like to 
have any classmates feel free to drop in 
for a visit." 

Paul Kingsbury wrote in May: "Finished 
my thesis for the Ph.D. in physics at the 
University of Utah last October. Am now 
working in the Technical Staffs Division of 
Corning Glass. My address is 333 Lovell 
Ave., Elmira, N.Y. 

Steve Lawrence and Mary Ellen Kittle 
of Torrington, Conn., married in May. 
Mary Ellen is a graduate of St. Elizabeth 
College and is a business services supervi- 
sor with Southern New England Telephone 
Co. 

Joe McDaniel has been awarded a Ph.D. 
in animal physiology from the University 
of Massachusetts. 

Jim Millar wrote in March: "All is 
quiet in the Millar family. A major kitch- 
en remodeling has solved the excess capi- 
tal problem. Clem Wilson is also discov- 
ering the joys of owning an older home. I 
hope to start on a master's in the fall." 

Stan Moody joined Stone & Webster En- 
gineering Corp. in mid-May as a systems 
programmer. 

Gene Wheeler wrote in May: "Happily 
employed by the Kendall Co. in Walpole, 
Mass., as product manager for a line of 
"disposable" nonwoven fabrics. Saw Logan 
Hardie in NYC in May. He was transferred 
by Alcoa to its New York office. Ran into 
Skip Connett who is in a new business in 
Philadelphia." 



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John D. Wheaton 
10 Sutton Place 
Lcwiston 04240 



S. Anderson, Beckwith, Belforti, Brearey, 
Callahan, K. Carpenter, Cohen, Crossley, 
Curtis, Gass, Gibbons, Gosse, Hicks, Ho- 
vey, Howell, Koch, Levine, Marcotte, Ma- 
son, Milliken, Moulton, Page, Papacosma, 



Philbrick, Sibley, Weil, Woodruff, and 
Young registered at commencement. 

Army Major Dick Allen completed a 
Vietnamese course at the Defense Lan- 
guage Institute's branch at Fort Bliss, Tex., 
in April. 

Dave Berube has been named to teach 
English in the upper school of Rocky Hill 
School, Potowomut, R.I. 

Jim Croft, wife Jane, and their three 
boys are very happy in Orange, Conn. Jim 
is group sales manager for Macy's in New 
Haven in the menswear, sporting goods, 
liquor, and home furnishings departments. 

Walter Durham has been promoted to 
assistant secretary, Market Division, of 
New England Merchants National Bank. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bob Foster, whose brother Wil- 
liam R. Foster died on April 3. 

Ed Groves wrote in April: "Still with 
Esso working out of Concord, N.H., and 
living in Hooksett. Have been spending 
much time in the Portland area lately, 
however, on a special assignment. Saw Rog 
Kirwood '60 the other day in Nashua for 
the first time in several years. Betty and 
the kids are all well. Deb will be 8 in 
June. Eddie Jr. is now AVi, and Carole 
was 2 on April 2." 

Henry Hotchkiss and Lee Revere mar- 
ried at Plymouth, Mass., on March 2. Lee 
is a graduate of the University of Miami 
and is a member of the staff of Doyle, 
Dane and Bernbach. 

Don Hovey was sporting a new daugh- 
ter, Carolyn Jeanne, born March 12, when 
he was back for our tenth. 

Mike Miller and his family moved to 
Washington last September. Then they 
went to Europe via the Queen Mary (her 
last voyage). In November he started a 
new career in investment banking with 
Ferris & Co. 

Acting President Daggett invited Pete 
Relic to represent Bowdoin at the dedica- 
tion of the James A. Bohannon Science 
Center at John Carroll University in May. 

George Rooks has been elected an as- 
sistant investment officer of Old Colony 
Trust Co. 

Brud Stover and his family had as a 
guest from June 16 to 29 a child from the 
Passamaquoddy Reservation at Perry in 
a program run by Ed and Bernice Born 
'57. 

Colby Thresher has been named man- 
ager of the Burlington, Vt., group insur- 
ance division office of Aetna Life. 

Roger Titus wrote in May: "We are ex- 
pecting our third child in June. Communi- 
ty activities are starting to overwhelm me." 
Roger is — and get this — first vice president, 
Community Council of Greater New Bed- 
ford; treasurer, New Bedford Assembly As- 
sociation, Opportunity Center of Greater 
New Bedford, and New Bedford Area 
Board of Mental Health and Retardation; 
a director of the Rotary Club and the 
United Fund; Dartmouth town meeting 
member; a member of the Dartmouth 
Community Action Committee, the New 
Bedford Yacht Club, and the Wamsutta 
Club; president of the Community Coun- 
cil of Greater New Bedford; second vice 
president, New Bedford Rotary Club; and 
finance chairman, Republican Town Com- 
mittee. Roger was recently named as as- 
sistant vice president of the First National 
Bank of New Bedford. 

Gordie Weil has taken a job as politico- 
economic affairs writer for the Wall Street 
Journal. 



Roger Whittlesey is directing Richard 
Nixon's campaign in Pennsylvania. Roger 
has started his own advertising agency, 
Whittlesey & Partners, 1405 Locust St., 
Philadelphia. 



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Brendan J. Teeling, M.D. 
32 Opal Avenue 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 



John Perkin was the only member of our 
Class to register at commencement. 

Dr. Steve Frager finished surgical train- 
ing at Boston City Hospital in June. Then 
he entered the Army. 

Bob Fritz is still in the Department of 
Surgery at Duke Medical Center working 
on the immunology of RNA tumor viruses. 

Ed Garcick has finished an internship 
at Boston City Hospital and has accepted 
a residency there in general surgery. 

Ed Hamblet received a Ph.D. in Ro- 
mance languages in 1967 from the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania. Since that time he 
has been teaching at Emory University. 
He has received a position for 1968-69 at 
the State University of New York at 
Plattsburgh. He will participate in the ac- 
tivities of the newly formed Institute of 
Canadian Studies. His book, Marcel Dube 
and the Renaissance of the Theatre in 
Montreal, will be published soon. 

Roger Huntress wrote in May: "Am 
still teaching at Thornton Academy. Pres- 
ently I'm considering buying a cottage at 
the beach nearby. Have been living on the 
shore for almost a year now and like it 
very much. I may even take a vacation 
this summer from teaching English and 
composition and just relax!" 

John McLean was promoted to senior 
product manager in the Marketing Depart- 
ment of Colgate-Palmolive Co. in Janu- 
ary. He is responsible for the Ajax line of 
cleaning products. 

Al Merritt wrote in April: "Still con- 
tinuing postdoctoral studies at the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania. Now have a daugh- 
ter, Janna Ami, born Oct. 21, 1967." 

Ray Owen will become an assistant pro- 
fessor of wildlife resources at the Univer- 
sity of Maine in Orono in September. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bob Philbrook, whose father Wil- 
bur W. Philbrook died on June 8. 

Ron Tripp wrote in May: "Have been 
with Tripp Oil Co. in South Portland for 
eight years now. Currently keeping busy 
with our new commercial and industrial 
heating, air conditioning, and plumbing 
division, which is doing work in Maine 
and New Hampshire." 



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Rev. Richard H. Downes 
226 East 60th Street 
New York, N. Y. 10022 



Downes, Goldthwait, J. Gould, Hawkes, 
Knowlton, Leach, and Richards registered 
at commencement. 

Joe Carven has been named football 
coach at Haverhill (Mass.) High School. 

Basil Clark wrote in May: "Ann and I 
have been living in Old Town this year 
and will be here next year. I am a gradu- 
ate assistant at the University of Maine in 
Orono where I am working on an M.A. in 
English. Being a graduate assistant means 
teaching two sections of freshman com- 
position. Have been neighbors this year 
with Ed Bean and Bill Small '61. Also 



40 



have seen Don Cousins who has been in 
Bangor." 

George Dean wrote in May: "I took 
part in the Career Conference and enjoyed 
the experience. Carol and I have a new 
addition to our family, Andrea Sarah, 
born May 6, to bring our total to three, 
Presently with Fairchild Semiconductor, 
South Portland. I was just promoted to 
senior engineer. Life in Brunswick can't 
be beat." 

Dave Foster has received a fellowship 
from the University of Wisconsin. He will 
use it preparing his dissertation on 19th 
century English fiction. 

Ed Fuller has been appointed assistant 
to the president of the Church Pension 
Fund. 

Sheldon Goldthwait has been elected 
assistant treasurer of Central Maine Pow- 
er Co. 

Tom and Suzanne Grout became the 
parents of twin boys on March 31, accord- 
ing to a note from Tom's brother Bob '54. 
David and Robert joined sister Melissa. 

Capt. Miles Keefe was wounded by a 
sniper while fighting about four miles 
north of Da Nang on March 8. According 
to his wife, he was expected to return to 
duty in April or May. 

Roger Kirwood wrote in May: "Last 
June 1 we formed the Lisan Corp. Its pri- 
mary business is 'The Red Gertrude,' a 
gay nineties restaurant and nightclub. My 
wife Sandy and our daughter Lisa, now 
4Vi, are well. Entertained a group of Bow- 
doin alumni and their wives after the Am- 
herst game last fall." 

Mel Levine wrote in May: "I am cur- 
rently in my third year of orthopedic 
residency at Shriners Hospital for Crippled 
Children and am living at 14 Westernview 
St., Springfield, Mass., with my wife Toky 
and our three children, Eric, Beth, and 
Craig." 

Lt. John Luke wrote in May: "I was 
transferred to Newport, R.I., in January 
and am working on the staff of Com- 
mander Cruiser-Destroyer Force, U.S. At- 
lantic Fleet. My present address is 71 
Tuckerman Ave., Middletown, R.I." 

Walter Read is still working for Bell 
Labs but is located at their new location 
just outside of Chicago, in Naperville, 
111. He enjoyed hearing the Glee Club and 
Meddiebempsters when they were in Chi- 
cago last spring. 

Nick Revelos has been named dean of 
the Chase School of Law in Cincinnati. 
Nick begins his duties in September. In 
May, shortly after the announcement of 
his promotion, he was honored by the 
Ladies Philoptochos Society of Sts. Con- 
stantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 
and by the church council, of which he is 
president. Nick has been acting dean since 
December 1967. 

Terry Sheehan wrote in April: "I am 
practicing pediatrics in Augusta and have 



FULLER '60 





NOYES '17 & VERY '60 

four children, Susan (5), Ellen (4), 
Elizabeth (3), and a Bowdoin hopeful, 
Kevin (2)." 

Pete Sheldon reported in May that he 
expects to be leaving Japan for Brussels in 
February 1969. He has been in Japan for 
nearly five years. 

Phil Very reported in March: "I re- 
cently visited 'Uncle Frank' Noyes '17 in 
his beautiful orange ranch in the Ojai 
Valley of California. Uncle Frank is one 
of the fringe benefits I received in marry- 
ing into the William Morgan '38 family — 
and a wonderful fringe benefit he is." Phil 
and his wife became the parents of their 
sixth child and third daughter, Heather 
Anne Very, on Jan. 19. 

Worthing West has been promoted to 
major. He has moved from Newton Cen- 
ter, Mass., to 2019 Bear Ridge Road, Apt. 
202, Baltimore, Md. 

Bob Zottoli has been appointed to the 
Townsend (Mass.) Conservation Commis- 
sion. Bob is an assistant professor of biolo- 
gy at Fitchburg State College. 



'61 



Lawrence C. Bickford 
588 Park Avenue 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10703 



Elliot, Frary, Haviland, and Watson 
registered at commencement. 

Charles Church has separated from the 
Army and is president of Dunhill of Japan 
Ltd. His address is 316 Higashi Sensui- 
bashi, Jyomiyo-ji Kamakura-shi, Japan. 

Mickey Coughlin, vice president of op- 
erations of Readak Reading Courses, re- 
ports a new home address: 154 Heather 
Lane, Palo Alto, Calif. 

Charles Cross has been promoted to 
Army captain. 

John Cummings left the Insurance Co. 
of North America in April to become an 
account executive with Miller & Ames of 
Los Angeles, a brokerage house that spe- 
cializes in insuring large contractors. 

Joe Frary is a fellow-in-residence at 
Trinity Institute, a foundation "for the 
theological overhaul and returning of Epis- 
copal clergy" and is continuing studies 
leading to a Ph.D. in philosophy at Ford- 
ham University. 

George Gordon is a postdoctoral re- 
search fellow in periodontology at Har- 
vard School of Dental Medicine. 

Dick Hatheway wrote in March: "I'm 
not sure if I ever notified you of the birth 
of our son Richard Jr. in May 1967. We 
have one boy and one girl. I expect to be 
completing v/ork for a Ph.D. at Cornell 
this summer and will be teaching geology 
at one of the State University of New York 
colleges in September." 

Steve Hays wrote in April: "Currently 
completing first season as executive direc- 
tor of the Springfield Theatre Co. at 



Stage/West, a resident professional theater 
in West Springfield, Mass. Before our 
opening last November a year was de- 
voted to fund raising and selecting the 
company. We are quite proud of our re- 
cent favorable review in the Saturday Re- 
view. Cathie and little Amelia are well 
settled in Springfield and hope to stay for 
at least five years." 

Norman Holden is teaching mathematics 
at the Ecole International in Geneva, 
Switzerland. According to information re- 
ceived in May, he was planning to marry 
Joan Mcllwain at Port Stewart, Northern 
Ireland, on July 20. 

Dr. Bob Kaschub is a captain in the 
Air Force and is stationed at SAC Base 
HQ, Omaha, Neb. His home address is 
507 Wilshire Drive, Apt. 6, Bellevue, Neb. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Lunt became the 
parents of their second daughter, Holly 
Storer, on Oct. 24, 1967. 

Peter Scott wrote in June: "A partner 
and I formed a business just over a year 
ago. We offer school, college, and indus- 
trial identification cards and badges, as 
well as other specialized services with pro- 
motional photography, to clients in New 
England. Prospects for future success look 
encouraging." 

Bradley Sheridan was on the campus this 
summer attending Bowdoin's NSF summer 
institute in mathematics. Brad and Frances 
Mary Fournier of Fitchburg, Mass., mar- 
ried in May. Frances is a graduate of 
Fitchburg State College and is a special 
education teacher at Newton. 

Gerald Slavet has been named man- 
aging director of the Wayside Theater, 
according to a newsstory in the Washing- 
ton, D.C. Georgetowner. 

Doug Smyth is studying for a doctorate 
in South Asian studies at Syracuse. 

Frank Wright received a law degree 
cum laude from Boston University in May. 



m 



Lt. Ronald F. Famiglietti 
911 Cornell 
Schaumburg, 111. 60172 



Howard Dana and Dick Pulsifer regis- 
tered at commencement. 

Dave Burt is serving as assistant minis- 
ter of Christ Church, Waltham, Mass. He 
was graduated from Episcopal Theological 
School in June and was ordained to the 
diaconate on June 22. 

Bill Cohen has been named chairman of 
the Legal Education Committee of the 
Maine Trial Lawyers Association. 

Howard Dana has been elected national 
committeeman of Maine Young Repub- 
licans. 

Pete Field wrote in May: "Just com- 
pleted Ph.D. and am looking for a postdoc 
or faculty position. Sally and I are expect- 
ing our third child in June. We hope to get 
up to New England (Hyannis) this sum- 
mer and maybe this fall to make a Bow- 
doin football game." 

Jim Fleming wrote in May: "My wife 
Esther and I will be leaving Chicago short- 
ly for three years at Princeton Theological 
Seminary. Four years with duPont have 
not been wasted by any means, but the 
ministry is too exciting and challenging to 
put off any longer. My thanks to Dean 
Greason, Professor Beckwith, and the Reg- 
istrar's Office for their assistance on my 
applications." 

Dr. John Goldkrand is interrupting his 
surgical residency at Boston City Hos- 



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pital to spend two years in the Army. The 
first will be spent in Vietnam. 

George Gray is a senior technician with 
Sanders Associates Inc. He, his wife Caro- 
lyn, and three children live at 5 Kennedy 
Drive, Nashua, N.H. 

Capt. Reed Hamilton was expecting to 
be transferred to the 36th Tactical Fighter 
Wing at Bitburg AF, Germany, in July 
when he wrote last spring. He hopes to 
return to the United Sates in May 1969. 

Dick Horn has been elected assistant 
treasurer of State Street Bank and Trust 
Co., Boston. 

Spencer Hunt and Doris Meta Grewe 
married on April 21 at New York City. 
Doris is an alumna of City College and 
Katharine Gibbs School. 

Capt. Steve Lippert wrote in May: "I 
will at last be released from the Army after 
six years of service. My plans include re- 
lease from active duty on Aug. 1, mar- 
riage to Miss Diane Dodge of New Ca- 
naan, Conn., on Aug. 24, and registration 
at the University of Vermont in prepara- 
tion for a medical career. While serving in 
Vietnam, I was awarded the Bronze Star 
and Air Medal in addition to the Combat 
Infantry Badge." 

Capt. Peter McGuire is a medical offi- 
cer in Vietnam. His address is 61st Medi- 
cal Detachment, MB, APO San Francisco, 
Calif. 96266. 

Charles Perrine received an M.A. in 
mathematics from Penn State in March. 

John Rex received an Ed.M. from the 
State University of New York at Buffalo 
in February. 

James Rice's address is Investors Over- 
seas Services, 8752 Mainaschaff, Main- 
parkstrasse 5084, West Germany. 

Dr. John Rice has joined the dental 
staff of the AIM Medical Center in Well- 
fleet, Mass. He and his family are living 
on Chatham Road, South Orleans. 

Roger Riefler wrote in March: "Just 
returned from a two month TDY in Bang- 
kok, Thailand. I thoroughly enjoyed Thai- 
land and especially the Thai people, but 
I must admit it's rough getting used to the 
snows of Virginia after 90-degree weather. 
I'm looking forward to getting out of the 
Army in lune and starting in at my new 
job, teaching economics at the University 
of Pittsburgh." 

Arnie and Lois Rosenfeld are pleased 
to announce the adoption of twins John 
and Jennifer, their first two children. 

David and Barbara Shea became the 
parents of Jonathan Carl Shea on Jan. 20. 

Paul Weston wrote in May: "After 
spending three months on assignment in 
Los Angeles for the Food and Drug Ad- 
ministration, Linda, Gregory (19 months), 
and I are now living near Philadelphia 
where I am in the M.B.A. program at 
Wharton. Our new address is 543 Regis- 
court, Andalusia, Pa." 



'63 



Charles Micoleau 
31 Chapel Street 
Augusta 04330 



Bachman, Bloom, Boyer, Goldthwait, 
Higgins, LaCasse, Ladd, McKane, H. Mar- 
tin, Mason, Pratt, Rines, Schiller, Sch- 
wartz, and Yamashita registered at com- 
mencement. 

Lt. Jim Bradner and Elizabeth Elliott 
of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., married 
on March 12 in Honolulu. Elizabeth is 
working on a Ph.D. at Ohio State. After 



a brief wedding trip, Jim returned to 
Vietnam. 

Capt. Don Brown is attending the Sig- 
nal Officer's Career Course at Fort Mon- 
mouth, N.J. 

Dick Engels wrote in April: "Presently 
serving as a MACV adviser in Vinh Cong 
Province down in the Delta of Vietnam. 
Maj. Dick Drenzek '57 is a member of the 
same advisory team. Have had several 
beers with same. Due to rotate back to 
the States in June. Become a civilian at 
the same time — I hope!" 

When Jon Gibney wrote in March he 
was on temporary assignment at the State 
Department in Washington awaiting an 
overseas post assignment with the Foreign 
Service. He's completed six months of Ja- 
panese language study in preparation for 
posting abroad. 

Tim Hayes was awarded a Ph.D. in 
solid state physics from Harvard last 
spring. 

Bill Higgins wrote recently: "I have 
been working as a field supervisor for the 
Travelers Insurance Co. in Rhode Island 
for 4Vi years. Little Rhody is a grand 
state, as it is here that I met my wife 
Erika. I'm pleased to say that we are the 
proud parents of two children, William 
James Higgins and Lisa Lynn Higgins. Our 
warmest invitation is extended to any of 
our Bowdoin friends who may be in the 
Warwick area. Our address is 23 Prince- 
ton Ave." 

The Allen R. Loane Basketball Trophy 
has been established at Natick (Mass.) 
High School in Al's memory. It is to be 
awarded annually to the outstanding schol- 
ar-athlete on the varsity team. 

Class Secretary Charlie Micoleau has 
been elected president of the Maine Young 
Democrats. 

Frank Nicolai wrote in May: "I am 
working as a civilian in the Office of the 
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Systems 
Analysis), having finished my Army active 
duty in December 1967. I will probably be 
working here until the fall of 1969 when 
I hope to return to graduate school and 
work on a Ph.D. in economics." 

Bob Plummer has been awarded a gradu- 
ate scholarship in mathematics by Bryn 
Mawr College. 

Jim Reynolds is joining the faculty of 
the University of Alberta where he will be 
a member of the Department of Govern- 
ment. 

Ray Ricciardi wrote in March: "I mar- 
ried Barbara Symoens of West Haven, 
Conn., on Nov. 25, 1967. I am presently 
employed as a technical representative for 
Union Carbide Corp. and am covering 
upper New York State and parts of Penn- 
sylvania. Barbara and I are living in Buf- 
falo and are both glad the winter is over." 

Al Schiller has completed his internship 
at Mass. General Hospital and is continu- 
ing there as a resident. He became the 
father of Joshua Gideon Schiller on March 
20. 

Bob White has moved from California, 
Pa., to 1154 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, 
Calif. He is a field engineer with Sylvania. 



'64 



Lt. David W. Fitts 
Quarters 2324-B Broadmoor 
Fort Lewis, Wash. 98433 



lumbia Graduate School of Business in 
February. He is working for the First Na- 
tional City Bank in New York. 

Al Czyzewski is an antisubmarine war- 
fare officer on a DDG which was under- 
going shipyard overhaul in Charleston, 
(S.C.) Naval Shipyard when he wrote in 
March. 

Bill Edwards is a service foreman with 
New York Telephone Co. and is in his 
fourth year of part-time graduate study at 
NY.U. 

Jim Haddock received an M.D. from 
Cornell University Medical College, New 
York City, in June. He is interning at 
Rochester (N.Y.) General Hospital. 

Dave Henshaw wrote in May: "I am 
presently running the HQ Co. Supply in 
Frankfurt (or it is running me). It is a 
long-hours job, but I am exempt from 
other duties. My wife joined me here 45 
days after I arrived and we've already 
done a fair amount of touring. We'll have 
to give it up shortly before July when the 
baby's due. . . ." 

Bob Osterhout wrote in May: "Have 
been reassigned from the Aleutian Islands 
to George AFB, Calif. Been busy taking 
in the sights and winter sun. All Bowdoin 
alumni visiting the Los Angeles area are 
welcome." 



'65 



Lt. James C. Rosenfeld 
3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry 
APO New York, N. Y. 09036 



Alexander, McMahan, and Westerbeke 
registered at commencement. 

Bill Conklin was graduated from Co- 



J. Putnam, Sims, and Vaughan registered 
at commencement. 

When Tom Coffey wrote in April he 
was attending Officer's Candidate School 
at Fort Belvoir, Va. 

Ned d'Entrement has returned from 
Vietnam after having spent 12 months of 
providing "dinky Marine companies" with 
direct fire artillery support in the vicinity 
of Dong Ha, just south of the DMZ. He 
is presently XO of a training battalion at 
Fort Dix. His address is 2609E Spring 
Terrace, Country Lane Estates, Brown 
Mills, N.J. 

Dick Dieffenbach has completed his 
tour in the Army and was planning to en- 
ter Rutgers' accounting program this June. 

Gilbert Ekdahl is living in Philadelphia 
and is employed as a packaging engineer 
by Container Corp. of America. 

Jack Gazlay was promoted to Army 
first lieutenant on March 15. At the time 
he was commander of the headquarters 
company of the Army Strategic Commu- 
nications Command Facility at Camp 
Friendship, Thailand. 

Ed Greene has become the curate of St. 
James Episcopal Church, Old Town, and 
Canterbury Chapel, University of Maine 
at Orono. 

Steve Hecht wrote in April: "Am pres- 
ently studying economics at the University 
of Bonn in West Germany and shall enter 
the M.B.A. program at Babson Institute 
of Business Administration this fall." Steve 
has completed his active duty obligation. 

Charles Kahili wrote in April: "For 
some strange reason Uncle Sam chose to 
send me to a nontropical area. I graduated 
from Infantry OCS in June 1967 and am 
now in the Military Police Corps stationed 
at Bamberg, Germany. With me is my wife 
Suzanne. I recently saw Jim Rosenfeld in 
Schweinfurt. He looks good and is either 
a captain or a civilian by now. I hope to 
be the latter in June 1969." 



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ROSCOE 66 (RIGHT) 

Steve Putnam wrote in April: "After 
graduating from ranger and airborne pro- 
grams at Fort Benning, I was assigned as 
a recon platoon leader in the DMZ of 
Korea. In the fall of 1966 I went to Viet- 
nam. . . . Returning with a Bronze Star 
and no Purple Hearts, I married Pam 
Schirmer of Wellesley Hills and started 
work with F. L. Putnam and Co., a broker- 
age house in Boston. I often see Don Krog- 
stad and every once in a while Steve 
Bloomberg. Who is up for a get together 
at Old Orchard Beach? Write or call if 
interested. 

Tim Robinson married Betsy McNairy 
on Feb. 18 at Glens Falls, N.Y. Participat- 
ing in the wedding as ushers were Dave 
McDowell '64 who is in the M.A.T. pro- 
gram at Wesleyan and Phil Mclntire who 
is finishing up his last year at Harvard 
Law School and hoping to get into the 
Army Staff Judge Advocate Corps after 
graduation. Other Bowdoin men and wives 
at the wedding were Walt and Ann Trz- 
cienski who are at McGill University 
where Walt is working on his doctorate in 
geology, Phil and Marty McDowell and 
their cute baby daughter April who are 
at the University of Michigan where Phil 
is studying for a master's in sociology, 
Paul Lapointe who is still teaching at Ver- 
mont Academy and was planning to enter 
the Army in March, Pete Engster and Mike 
McCutcheon who are med students. 

Clayton Shatney wrote in March: "I 
am in the last clinical rotation of the third 
year at Tufts Med School. Had the plea- 
sure of working with Steve Bloomberg on 
our medicine and surgery rotations. Dur- 
ing our three months in surgery at Boston 
City Hospital, there were five Bowdoin 
men in the ward — felt like homecoming! 
Am still single and am enjoying it and 
med school a great deal." 

Asa Smith was co-editor of two books, 
Image and Reality in World Politics, and 
Theory and Reality in International Rela- 
tions, which were published by Columbia 
Paperbacks in May. 

Seaman Bob Struble was presented an 
engraved plaque and honorman certifi- 
cate at a recruit graduation review upon 
his graduation from Great Lakes this 
spring. The presentation was made by the 
reviewing officer, a rear admiral. 



Charlie Toomajian's Air National Guard 
outfit has been activated and his studies at 
Cornell interrupted. 

Richie Van Vliet has been awarded a 
university fellowship in linguistics by the 
Brown University Graduate School. 

Dick Whitmore has been named basket- 
ball coach at Morse High School, Bath. 

Charles Witherell has been transferred to 
Syracuse by IBM to work on the installa- 
tion of an airline reservation system. He 
and Claire were expecting in August. Their 
address is 103 DeWolfe Rd., Dewitt, N.Y. 



W 



Daniel W. Tolpin 

374 Chestnut Hill Avenue 

Brookline, Mass. 02146 



Cartland, Fagone, Fine, Timson, and A. 
White registered at commencement. 

Cy Allen is stationed at Fort Meade, 
Md., with the 109th Military Intelligence 
Group. He was expecting to get out of the 
Army on July 8. 

Karl Aschenbach is the representative of 
Polymer Corp. in Washington, Oregon, 
British Columbia, Montana, Idaho, and 
Utah. He and Anne have no children but 
they do own a sailboat. They live in Kirk- 
land, Wash., across the lake from Seattle. 

The first Robert W Boyd Memorial 
Award at Yarmouth High School has been 
given to David R. MacKinnon. The award 
is based on development and conduct of a 
student to the highest level of personal 
capabilities and inherent ability, taking in- 
to consideration scholarship, sportsman- 
ship, leadership, character, citizenship, 
and the Golden Rule. Senator Edmund S. 
Muskie H'57 delivered the Robert W. Boyd 
Memorial Lecture at Bowdoin in April. 

Lt. Davis Downing is stationed at Fort 
Sill, Okla. "It may be the dustbowl of the 
nation," he wrote in May, "but it's still 
nicer than the green jungles." He's seen 
Cy Hoover, who completed OCS just ahead 
of him and is now teaching tactics at Fort 
Sill. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Francis Fagone, whose father 
Francis A. Fagone '22 died on April 18. 
Frank is doing graduate work in chemistry 
at Penn State. 

Dick Leger has been promoted to the 
rank of Army first lieutenant. 

Lt. Tom Pierpan wrote in March: "I 
am presently attending a 47-week language 
course in Vietnamese in Washington, D.C. 
before assignment overseas, which will be 
in April 1969. The last eight months at 
Camp LeJeune, N.C., were spent as aide- 
de-camp to Brig. Gen. Edwin B. Wheeler, 
commanding general of the Second Ma- 
rine Division. On. Aug. 16, 1967, I be- 
came the father of a son, Christopher G. 
Pierpan." 

Matt Pincus is a student at the Down- 
state Medical Center in Brooklyn and is 
living at 135 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. 

Dan Ralston has completed study for a 
master's in clinical psychology and expects 
to go on active duty with the Army in 
August. He and Elizabeth expect to make 
a cross-country trip to his reporting sta- 
tion, Fort Sill. 

Charles Roscoe received the silver med- 
al for achieving the second highest mark 
in Massachusetts on the November 1967 
CPA examination. He is employed in 
Boston. 

Jeff Rutherford, who continues to teach 
junior and senior high vocal music in Kit- 



tery, is trying to figure out a way to re- 
trieve the Bowdoin pennant from Ant- 
arctica. Trouble is, a teacher's salary won't 
finance such a trip. 

Dave Small has completed his second 
year at Tufts Med School. 



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Daniel E. Boxer 
Apt. B3G Fairvicw Manor 
518 Dryden Road 
Ithaca, N. Y. 14850 



Bushey, Huntington, Mone, and Saun- 
ders registered at commencement. 

Lt. Dick Bamberger is stationed in Viet- 
nam. 

Dana Blanchard is in Washington, D.C, 
with the National Guard. 

Mac Brawn and Susan Ezazi married 
at Topsham on April 6. At the time of 
their marriage Susan was a senior at Bates 
and Mac was attending Officer's Candidate 
School at Fort Benning. 

Bob Crabtree and Davida Marion Foy 
married at Northfield, Conn., in June. 
Davida is a graduate of Marietta College. 
She attended Andover Newton Theological 
School, where Bob is studying. 

Stan Cutter has been commissioned a 
second lieutenant in the Army. He took 
OCS at Fort Sill's Army Artillery and Mis- 
sile Center. 

Bob Dakin wrote in May: "Am attend- 
ing Claremont Graduate School for a mas- 
ter's in government. I'm also teaching his- 
tory at Pioneer High School in Whittier, 
Calif. . . . Played some lacrosse with a 
local club." 

Around the Ithaca area, the Class Secre- 
tary sees Jim Hughes every day at the Law 
School. He tardily announced his marriage 
to Eleanor K. Fink, on Aug. 26, 1967. 
Skip Smith is studying psychology under 
Dodge Fernald at Cornell and is writing a 
chapter in Dodge's most recent book. Don 
Carlin is at Syracuse Law, and Tom Cran- 
shaw is at Cornell studying hospital ad- 
ministration. 

Harry Chen is working for a degree in 
chemistry at Wayne State. Harry also 
teaches a few nursing classes! 

Paul Fergus is at Chicago Medical 
School, doing well, and enjoying it. He 
was eagerly looking forward to marri- 
age with Nancy Stone, his childhood sweet- 
heart, on June 22. Class Secretary Dan 
Boxer, Paul Newman, and John Bonneau 
were asked to be ushers at the ceremony. 

David Gamper and Gisela Reichert mar- 
ried at South Woodstock, Vt., in March. 

Bob Geddes wrote in May: "Have been 
teaching chemistry at Cheshire Academy 
since Feb. 1. I am also coach of varsity 
tennis. I plan to enter Harvard Graduate 
School of Education for an M.A.T. degree. 
I hope eventually to enroll in a Ph.D. in 
education program at Harvard." 

The Class Secretary has received a long 
and informative letter from Jim Harris, 



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who is living in Cambridge and working 
for New England Merchants National 
Bank. Jim reports that his Cambridge 
apartment has been a meeting place for a 
number of Bowdoin people, including Mike 
Wartman who is doing graduate work in 
psychology at Springfield College, and Bill 
Mone who is working hard at Harvard 
Law. 

Bob Levasseur received a Bowdoin A.B. 
and an M.I.T. B.S. in June. He is now 
studying for a master's at M.I.T.'s Sloan 
School of Industrial Management. On Aug. 
26, 1967 he married Pauline A. Laitrees. 

Bruce MacLean is pitching for the Mo- 
desto, Calif., Class A affiliate of the St. 
Louis Cardinals. 

David McNabb and Sheila Anne Smith 
married on May 4. 

Ed Miller is at Columbia Business 
School. He and his wife Mary have a new 
baby boy. 

Dick Perks and Louise L. Gravel mar- 
ried at Worcester, Mass., in May. 

Charles Powell wrote in April: "So far 
I won't complain about my time in the 
Army. I'm presently 26 weeks through a 
37-week Russian langauge course. I am 
able to spend quite a bit of time in San 
Francisco and I never tire of its people 
and places. It was good to hear of a suc- 
cessful winter sports season at Bowdoin." 

Alex Richter is an ensign in the Navy, 
serving aboard the carrier USS Randolph 
out of Norfolk, Va. 

Peter Sack expected to receive a mas- 
ter's degree in French langauge and litera- 
ture in June from Tufts. Pete has joined 
the Army Reserve. 

Drew Spalding is at B.U. Law School. 

Bob Swain is an officer in the Navy, 
stationed in Panama. 

Joe Vumbacco is at Syracuse Law. 

When Tommy Walz wrote in April he 
was planning to marry Leslie Nold of 
Natick, Mass., in August. He was also go- 
ing to start work on a master's in German 
at the University of Maine this summer. 



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Roger W. Raffetto 
8 Sleepy Hollow Road 
Red Bank, N. J. 07701 



Harry Baldwin is in Chou Lai, Vietnam. 
His address is 49th Sig. Pit. 198 Lib., APO 
San Francisco, Calif. 96219. 

Richie Benedetto is enrolled in Yale's 
master's degree program in urban studies. 

PFC Howard Kennedy is with the 71st 
Evacuation Hospital Laboratory in Viet- 
nam. He is a medical technician. 



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Brett J. Markel 
222 Doncaster Road 
Kenmore, N. Y. 



Brownie Carson is a Marine Corps pri- 
vate in Vietnam. 



GRADUATE 

'fS X ^ ascna E rencn h as been appointed 
\J^L principal of Morse High School in 
Bath. He succeeds the late William J. 
Fraser '54. 

Bradford Johanson has been appointed 
assistant superintendent for business affairs 
of Weston, Mass., public schools. 




Director of Athletics Daniel K. Stuckey (left) welcomes Bowdoin's new football coach, James 
S. Lentz. Lentz's appointment was announced in May following the resignation of Peter Kos- 
tacopoulos, now associate head football coach at Wesleyan. A 1951 graduate of Gettysburg, 
Lentz comes here after having been on Harvard's coaching staff since 1957, first as guard 
and center coach and since 1962 as the Crimson's defense coach. He will also coach lacrosse. 



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Earl Beard has been named an as- 
sistant professor of mathematics at 
Bates College. 

Roger Hooper taught two continuing 
education division courses at Loring AFB 
this summer. Roger is an assistant profes- 
sor of mathematics at the University of 
Maine in Orono. 

Thomas Lathrop is directing an NSF 
In-Service Institute in Mathematics for 
secondary school teachers in eastern Mas- 
sachusetts. The institute is at Salem State 
College, where Tom is an associate profes- 
sor of mathematics. Aiding him is George 
Langbehn, also a member of the Salem 
State Mathematics Department. 

'pv / Joseph Aieta has been named direc- 
v ) / tor of the mathematics curriculum 
of Weston, Mass., public schools. 



HONORARY 



' J9a building which has been acquired 
CJlJ by Smith College has been named 
in honor of Mary Ellen Chase. The build- 
ing, which is being renovated, will be used 
to house students. Miss Chase taught at 
Smith from 1926 to 1955. 

' Qp\ Frank Boyden retired as headmas- 
OvJ ter of Deerfield Academy on July 1. 

?/J fZ The Rt. Rev. Oliver L. Loring has 
i±k_J resigned as Episcopal Bishop of 
Maine. 

? /TO William G. Saltonstall has been ap- 
kJCJ pointed curator of the Alfred North 
Whitehead Fellowship Program and lec- 
turer in education at Harvard University. 
He returned to the campus this spring to 



speak at the annual meeting of the Bow- 
doin Teachers' Club. 

' ^i5^ William McChesney Martin Jr. re- 
kJCj ceived an honorary degree from 
Williams College on June 9. 

' /-vQ Ellis Briggs is the author of Anat- 
*JCs omy of Diplomacy: The Origin and 
Execution of American Foreign Policy 
which has been published by David Mc- 
Kay Co. Inc. 

Jp7 A George D. Woods received an hon- 
vJt* orary doctor of humane letters from 
Kenyon College on June 2. 

'/^'7New England Conservatory of Mu- 
vJ / sic has awarded an honorary degree 
to Carl Ruggles. 

Robert E. L. Strider received an honor- 
ary degree from Bates at its commence- 
ment on April 22. 

'/?0 James S. Coles has been elected a 
UO director of Chemical Fund Inc., an 
open-end investment company founded by 
F. Eberstadt & Co. 



FACULTY & STAFF 



Coach of Basketball Ray S. Bicknell 
spoke at the annual athletic banquet at 
Bonny Eagle High School, North Buxton, 
Me., on May 14. 

Among other places Herbert Ross 
Brown H'63, Edward Little professor of 
rhetoric and oratory, spoke at the follow- 
ing places this spring: Guest Day Meeting 
of the Women's Educational and Industrial 
Union, annual National Honor Society 



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convocation at Deering High School. 
Maine Teachers Association's annual Aca- 
demic Recognition Day at Colby College, 
Honors Day ceremonies at the University 
of Maine in Portland, commencement ex- 
ercises at Aroostook State College, com- 
mencement banquet at Hinckley School, 
and 50th anniversary dinner of Delta Psi 
Chapter (Bowdoin) of Sigma Nu. Pro- 
fessor Brown has been named to a four- 
year term of the recently created "super 
board" of the University of Maine. Under 
a reorganization Maine's five state colleges 
were brought under the control of a single 
board of trustees. 

Coach of Soccer and Swimming Charles 
J. Butt spoke at the third annual swim 
team awards banquet for boys and girls at 
the Meriden (Conn.) YMCA in April. 

Friends and alumni extend their sym- 
pathy to William H. Coombs, assistant to 
the superintendent of grounds and build- 
ings, whose brother, Harvey B. Coombs 
of Brunswick, died on March 25. 

Sgt. Maj. Joseph R. R Daly of Bow- 
doin's ROTC unit has retired from the 
Army after a 22-year career. 

John C. Donovan of the Department of 
Government and Legal Studies; Joseph D. 
Kamin, director of news services; and 
Harry K. Warren, assistant director of the 
Moulton Union, have been named to the 
Brunswick Charter Committee, which has 
been charged with developing a plan or a 
choice of plans for a new town govern- 
ment. 

Professor Donovan has also been named 
chairman of the Northeastern Regional 
Manpower Advisory Committee. In May 
he participated in a three-day symposium 
on peace at St. Francis College, Biddeford. 

Lt. Col. Richard Fleming, formerly head 
of Bowdoin's ROTC unit, has been as- 
signed to the Special Projects Division of 
the Combat Developments Command Ex- 
perimentation Center at Ford Ord, Calif. 

Alfred H. Fuchs, chairman of the De- 
partment of Psychology, served as a re- 
search consultant to the Behavioral Re- 
search Laboratories, U.S. Army Human 
Engineering Laboratories, Aberdeen Prov- 
ing Ground, Md., in April. During the 
same month he delivered a paper at the 
Eastern Psychological Association Meet- 
ings in Washington, D.C. The paper con- 
cerned aspects of recognition memory. 
John Scholefield '67 was a co-author. 

Alton H. Gustafson of the Department 
of Biology gave a lecture, "Exploring the 
Sea Around Us," under the sponsorship of 
the Regional Academic Marine Program 
in May. 

James L. Hodge has been named chair- 
man of the Department of German. 

Mike Linkovich of the Department of 
Athletics has been named to the Board of 
Directors of the Bike Training Room 
Foundation, a national organization de- 
voted to improved training-room standards 
and the prevention and care of athletic in- 
juries at the high school level. 

Richard W Moll, director of admissions, 
attended the Foreign Policy Association's 
50th anniversary convocation in May. 

John D. O'Hern of Scituate, Mass., 
joined the News Services as a staff writer 
on May 20, succeeding Terry Romano. 
Mr. O'Hern is a graduate of Stonehill Col- 
lege. He was on the staff of the Boston 
Record-American-Sunday Advertiser be- 
fore coming to Bowdoin. 

During late April and early May Law- 
rence C. Perlmuter of the Department of 



Psychology served as Danforth Teaching 
Consultant to Earlham College, Richmond, 
Ind., on its undergraduate program in psy- 
chology. Professor Perlmuter will be the 
acting chairman of Bowdoin's Department 
of Psychology while Alfred H. Fuchs is on 
leave of absence in 1968-69. 

C. Warren Ring, formerly a develop- 
ment officer at the College, has been named 
executive secretary. E. Leroy Knight '50, 
who was both executive secretary and di- 
rector of development, is continuing as 
director of development. 



FORMER FACULTY 



Charles H. Mcllwain, who was Thomas 
Brackett Reed professor of history and po- 
litical science at Bowdoin in 1910-11, died 
on June 1 at the age of 97. After leaving 
the College he became a member of the 
faculty at Harvard University, where he 
remained until his retirement in 1946. 



In Memory 



Wallace M. Powers '04 

Wallace Merton Powers, a retired news- 
paperman who served Bowdoin in many 
different ways through the years, died on 
April 10, 1968, at his home in Jackson 
Heights, N.Y. Born on July 18, 1882, in 
Fryeburg, he prepared for college at Port- 
land High School and following his gradu- 
ation from Bowdoin worked in the news 
departments of the old New York Herald 
and the old New York Tribune. From 
1915 until 1921 he did publicity and ad- 
vertising work, serving as a publicity 
agent for Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, 
and other silent-screen personalities while 
he was associated with the Triangle Film 
Corp. and Artcraft Films, as well as other 
companies. He was the late Marion Davies' 
first press agent and also worked for Mack 
Sennett, Thomas Ince, William S. Hart, 
and Douglas Fairbanks. 

After serving in World War I as a press 
relations man for the National War Work 
Council of the Young Men's Christian As- 
sociations of the United States and for 
United War Work, Mr. Powers was a pub- 
licity representative for the fund-raising 
campaigns of the Episcopal Church and 



Recent Deaths 

The following have also died, and their 
obituaries will appear in a future issue: 
Joseph B. Roberts '95, Henry Gilman '97, 
Benjamin P. Hamilton '02, Thaddeus B. 
Roberts '06, John H. Halford '07, John 
E. Crowley '09, Ernest H. Pottle '09, 
Philip H. Hansen '11, Clarence H. Crosby 
'17, Orville H. Orcutt '23, John Morley 
'24, Harlow C. Young '26, Albert Dekker 
'27, Robert H. Day '30, Lorimer K. Eaton 
'33, Stuart T Mansfield '35, James A. 
Hales '40, Walter H. Young '41, Gregory 
D. Payne '54. John F. Thompson H'59, 
Donald F Roy Jr. '71, and Warren B. 
Catlin Faculty. 



the Unitarian Church. From 1921 until 
1926 he worked in a similar capacity in 
Boston for the Unitarian Laymen's League. 
In 1926 he joined the Boston Transcript, 
working as assistant city editor and as 
make-up editor. In 1937 he joined the 
staff of the New York Times, and when he 
retired in 1957 was a copy editor on its 
national desk. A member of the Masons 
and the Silurians, an organization of men 
who worked for New York newspapers 
25 years ago, he was from 1940 until 
1958 secretary of the Board of Trustees of 
the Church of the Divine Paternity (Uni- 
versalis!) in New York. 

In Bowdoin affairs Mr. Powers was in 
his 35th year as a class agent in the Alum- 
ni Fund, of which he had been a director 
from 1931 to 1934. He had been 1904 
class secretary since 1955 and served two 
separate terms as a member of the Alumni 
Council — from 1924 to 1927 and again 
from 1941 to 1944. He was president of 
the Bowdoin Club of Boston in 1925-26 
and from 1935 to 1937. During his 68 
years as a Bowdoin man he came to know 
thousands of alumni and was virtually the 
unofficial genealogist of the Lambda Chap- 
ter of Zeta Psi Fraternity, of which he 
was a member. He is survived by two 
daughters, Mrs. Powers Brown of Jackson 
Heights and Mrs. Gordon L. Light of 
Chevy Chase, Md.; two granddaughters; 
and two great-granddaughters. On April 
23, 1910, he was married to Miss Sarah 
Curtis Merriman of Brunswick, who died 
in 1953. 



Nathan S. Weston '08 

Nathan Simmons Weston, who for more 
than 30 years was associated with the 
Vickery and Hill Publishing Co. in Au- 
gusta, died on May 24, 1968, in Portland. 
Born on Oct. 25, 1885, in Augusta, he 
prepared for college at Cony High School 
in that city and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin taught science classes at 
Edward Little High School in Auburn for 
a year. In 1909 he joined Vickery and Hill, 
publishers of Heart h and Home, Good 
Story, Needlecraft, Comfort, and other 
magazines. He became a director in 1916, 
vice president in 1931, and treasurer in 
1933. During World War II he served as 
civilian defense coordinator for Kennebec 
County. He was a trustee and treasurer of 
the Augusta YMCA for more than 40 
years and also served as a trustee of the 
State Trust Co., the Augusta Trust Co., 
and the Augusta Savings Bank, of which 
he was a past president. 

A veteran of Army service in World 
War T, Mr. Weston was a member of the 
South Parish Congregational Church in 
Augusta and the American Legion, a 50- 
year member of the Masons, a life member 
of Kora Temple, and past president and 
an honorary member of the Augusta 
Country Club. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marion 
Lowell Weston, whom he married on June 
12, 1912. in Lewiston; a son, Lowell N. 
Weston of East Winthrop; a daughter, Mrs. 
Nancy W. Lincoln of Falmouth; four 
grandchildren; and one great-grandson. 
His fraternity was Beta Theta Pi. 



Roy C. Harlow '09 
Roy Clifford Harlow, who for many years 



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was engaged in investment banking, died 
on April 13, 1968, in Bedford, Va. Born 
on Aug. 30, 1886, in Richmond, he pre- 
pared for college at the local high school 
and following his graduation from Bow- 
doin was associated with the International 
Paper Co. in Livermore Falls and the 
Adams Express Co. in Boston before join- 
ing the Republic Rubber Co. of California, 
with which he held several sales positions. 
During World War I he served as a master 
sergeant in the Chemical Warfare Service 
of the Army. After the war he joined the 
Faultless Rubber Co. in Ashland, Ohio. 
From 1925 until 1942 he was in the in- 
vestment banking business in Cleveland, 
Ohio. During World War II he was with 
the War Production Board and the War 
Assets Administration. After a few more 
years in investment banking in Cincinnati 
and Ashland, Ohio, and a period with the 
State of Ohio Highway Department, he re- 
tired and moved to the Elks National 
Home in Bedford, Va., in 1950. In 1956 
he was elected exalted ruler of the Lodge 
of Elks there. 

Mr. Harlow was a member of the Ma- 
sons, the American Legion, and the Elks. 
He is survived by a son, William R. Har- 
low of Cincinnati; and two grandchildren. 
His fraternity was Delta Upsilon. 



G. Cony Weston '10 

George Cony Weston, who for more than 
40 years was a partner in the Macomber, 
Farr, and Whitten Insurance Co. in Augus- 
ta, died on March 22, 1968, in St. Peters- 
burg, Fla. Born in Augusta on Sept. 20, 
1887. he prepared for college at Cony 
High School there and following his grad- 
uation from Bowdoin operated the Besson 
and Weston Co. department store in Au- 
gusta for ten years. He became a partner 
in Macomber, Farr, and Whitten in 1920 
and retired in 1963. He was also a director 
and secretary of the Augusta Mutual Plate 
Glass Insurance Co. and from 1941 to 
1950 was vice president and a director of 
the Mutual Fire Insurance Co. of Saco. 

A veteran of Army service in World 
War I, Mr. Weston had served as a mem- 
ber of the City Council and the Board of 
Aldermen in Augusta, as a member of the 
Governor's Executive Council in Maine 
from 1937 to 1943, and as a delegate to 
the Republican National Convention in 
1944. For four years he was president of 
the Insurance Federation of Maine and 
was for many years a member of the Ex- 
ecutive Committee of the Insurance Agents 
Association. He was a member of the 
American Legion and the Elks and was a 
32nd degree Mason, as well as a member 
of the Kora Temp'e Shrine of Lewiston. 
From 1938 until 1941 he was a director of 
the Bowdoin Alumni Fund. He was mar- 
ried on Sept. 7, 1916, to Mary Owen Stin- 
son, who died on May 19, 1960. On May 
9, 1962, he was married to Virginia J. 
Fry of Greenville, Ohio, who survives him, 
as do a nephew, Lowell N. Weston of 
East Winthrop; a niece, Miss Nancy West- 
on of Falmouth; and two stepsons, Charles 
E. Fry of Springfield, Ohio, and L. E. 
Fry of Greenville, Ohio. His fraternity was 
Beta Theta Pi. 



Charles D. Robbins '11 
Charles Dudley Robbins, who for many 

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years had been engaged in the investment 
securities business, died on April 25, 1968, 
in Short Hills, NJ. Born on Nov. 5, 1886, 
in Worcester, Mass., he prepared for col- 
lege at Worcester English High School 
and attended Bowdoin from 1907 until 
1909. After serving as principal of a gram- 
mar school on Orr's Island and then as 
registrar at the Hotchkiss School in Lake- 
ville, Conn., he joined the firm of William 
P. Bonbright and Co., investment bankers, 
in New York City. In 1932 he formed his 
own investment securities firm, C. D. Rob- 
bins & Co., in which he remained active 
until his death. 

Mr. Robbins had served as a director of 
the Richmond Radiator Co., the Cosmo- 
politan Insurance Co., the Equitable Trust 
Co., and the Southeastern Public Service 
Co. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen 
Walker Robbins, whom he married on 
Nov. 25, 1931, in Greenwich, Conn., two 
sons, Charles D. Robbins Jr. '46 of Toron- 
to, Canada; and John D. Robbins of Short 
Hills; two daughters, Mrs. Beverly R. 
Holmes of Norwalk, Conn., and Mrs. 
Faith R. Wiss of New Jersey; eight grand- 
children; and three great-grandchildren. 
His fraternity was Zeta Psi. 



Frederick L. Kateon '12 

Frederick Lincoln Kateon, a retired edu- 
cator, died on March 18, 1968, in Acapul- 
co, Mexico, where he was spending the 
winter. Born on July 7, 1891, in Bath, he 
prepared for college at Morse High School 
there and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin was principal of Waterboro High 
School for two years. From 1914 until 
1916 he was principal of the North Barre 
School in Barre, Vt., and then was a buyer 
with Jordan Marsh in Boston until 1921, 
except for a year during World War I 
spent with the Army Air Force, with ten 
months in England. He taught French, 
English, and government in Carthage, N.Y., 
from 1922 until 1931 and then at B.M.C. 
Durfee High School in Fall River, Mass. 
For nearly 25 years, until his retirement 
in 1961, he was a teacher of languages 
and government at the Roger Williams 
Middle School in Providence, R.I. 

In 1967 Mr. Kateon received a degree 
at Florence University in Italy. He did 
graduate work in languages at Brown Uni- 
versity in 1931-32 and also studied at Mc- 
Gill University, the Alliance Franchise in 
Paris, France; Boston University; Suffolk 
Law School; and the Rhode Island College 
of Education. He spent many years as a 
summer resident of Oak Bluffs, Martha's 
Vineyard, Mass., where for 12 years he 
owned and operated a summer hotel. He 
was a member of St. Matthew's Church in 
Providence, the English-speaking Union, 
the Rhode Island Yacht Club, the Dukes 
County Historical Society, the American 
Festival Ballet of Rhode Island, and the 
Retired Teachers' Association. Also a 
member of the American Legion, the 
American Federation of Teachers, the 
Rhode Island Philharmonic Association, 
and the Community Concerts Association 
in Providence, he never married. Surviving 
are two nephews, John L. Kateon of 
Quincy, Mass., and Ralph E. G. Bailey 
Jr. of Portland; and four nieces, Mrs. 
Robert Ross of Winsted, Conn., Mrs. Paul 
Hunter of Hull, Mass., Mrs. Thomas Ma- 
guire of Falmouth, Mass., and Mrs. Jo- 
seph E. C. Perreault of Portland. 



Philip S. Smith '15 

Philip Sidney Smith, retired clerk of courts 
for Worcester County, died in Worcester, 
Mass., on May 7, 1968. Born on June 9, 
1892, in Leicester, Mass., he prepared for 
college at Worcester Academy and fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin en- 
tered Harvard Law School, from which 
he received his bachelor of laws degree in 
1919, after serving for nearly two years as 
a second lieutenant in the Army during 
World War I. He practiced law in Wor- 
cester until 1923, when he was appointed 
assistant clerk at Worcester Superior Court 
in charge of the criminal sessions. In De- 
cember 1952 he was named clerk of courts. 
He retired in 1954. 

Mr. Smith was a member of the Wor- 
cester County Bar Association, the Wor- 
cester Torch Club, the Archaeological 
Institute of America, the Maine Archaeo- 
logical Society, the Society for the Preser- 
vation of New England Antiquities, the 
New England Historical Genealogical So- 
ciety, the Bucks Harbor Yacht Club, and 
the Castine Scientific Sociey. He was also 
a member of the Masons and the Military 
Order of World Wars and a former mem- 
ber of the Worcester Economic Club. A 
trustee of Leicester Junior College and a 
member of the Leicester Unitarian Church, 
he had a summer home in Maine at South 
Brooksville. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Marion Strout Smith, whom he mar- 
ried in Brunswick on Oct. 7, 1918; a 
daughter, Miss Dorothy W Smith of Lei- 
cester; three sons, Henry O. Smith '45 of 
Shrewsbury, Mass., David S. Smith '46 of 
Alhambra, Calif., and Philip S. Smith '47 
of Bethesda, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy 
S. Dyer of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. 
Florence S. Howland of West Hartford, 
Conn.; and ten grandchildren. His frater- 
nity was Alpha Delta Phi. 



Langdon R. White '16 

Dr. Langdon Robert White, a medical di- 
rector in the United States Public Health 
Service for many years, died on April 23, 
1968, in Portland, following a long illness. 
Born on Oct. 23, 1891, in Bath, he pre- 
pared for college at Morse High School in 
that city and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin entered the Maine Medical 
School here, from which he received his 
M.D. degree in 1919. He interned at the 
Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary and the 
Maine General Hospital in Portland. Dur- 
ing World War I he enlisted in the Army 
Medical Corps and in 1920 was commis- 
sioned at the New York Naval Hospital. 
With the United States Public Health Ser- 
vice he served successively in Bergen and 
Oslo, Norway; Palermo, Sicily; Helena, 
Mont.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Minneapolis, 
Minn.; Baltimore, Md.; Juneau, Alaska; 
San Francisco, Calif.; and Montreal, Cana- 
da, before his retirement in 1951 with the 
rank of colonel. 

Dr. White was a member of the Masons, 
the Association of Military Surgeons, the 
American Medical Association, the Re- 
tired Officers Association and the Ameri- 
can Legion, and was author of a number 
of technical articles in the field of medi- 
cine. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Min- 
erva MacQuarrie White, whom he mar- 
ried on Oct. 23, 1920, in Millinocket; and 
three brothers, Wendell J. White '22 of 
Cambridge, Mass., Wesley White of Ar- 



lington, Mass., and Philip F. White '27 of 
Troy, N.Y. His fraternity was Sigma Nu. 

William P. Nute '17 

William Percy Nute died at the Veterans 
Administration Hospital in Jamaica Plain, 
Mass., on May 21, 1968. Born on July 23, 
1894, in Wiscasset, he prepared for college 
at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle and fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin served 
overseas with the Army until 1919. After 
his discharge he owned and operated a 
men's clothing store in Lewiston for sev- 
eral years before moving to Massachusetts, 
where he was employed by the Prudential 
Insurance Co. for three years. He was then 
engaged in the real estate business in Som- 
erville, Mass., until 1941, when he joined 
the maintenance department at the Boston 
Naval Shipyard, serving as an organiza- 
tional manager until retiring in August 
1964. 

Mr. Nute is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Alice Brannigan Nute, whom he married 
in Natick, Mass., on June 30, 1920; a son, 
M.Sgt. John W Nute, who is serving with 
the Air Force in England; a daughter, Mrs. 
Irving L. Bowden of Bangor; five grand- 
children; and one great-grandchild. His 
fraternity was Zeta Psi. 



William B. Parker '18 

William Bradstreet Parker died on May 23, 
1968, in Beverly, Mass. Born on Feb. 5, 
1896, in Groveland, Mass., he prepared for 
college at the local high school and left 
Bowdoin following his junior year to serve 
with the American Field Service, attached 
to the Fifth French Army. After his dis- 
charge in September 1919, he returned to 
Bowdoin and completed his work for a 
degree. He was a partner in the Spencer 
Regulator Co. until his retirement several 
years ago. 

Mr. Parker is survived by two daughters, 
Miss Suzanne Parker and Mrs. Priscilla 
Snider, both of Boxford, Mass.; a brother, 
Edward Parker of Groveland, Mass.; a sis- 
ter, Mrs. Philip E. Benson of Moulton- 
boro, N.H.; and two grandchildren. His 
fraternity was Theta Delta Chi. 



Francis A. Fagone '22 

Francis Agrippino Fagone, a physician in 
Portland for more than 40 years, died in a 
hospital there on April 18, 1968, follow- 
ing a long illness. Born in Mineo, Sicily, 
Italy, on Dec. 22, 1898, he came to the 
United States at the age of five and pre- 
pared for college at Portland High School. 
He attended Bowdoin from 1918 until 
1920 and then studied at the Maine Medi- 
cal School at the College until it closed in 
1921, when he entered Tufts Medical 
School. After his graduation in 1924, he 
interned at the Maine General Hospital in 
Portland before becoming a general prac- 
titioner and obstetrician. He was a member 
of the Portland School Board from 1935 
until 1940 and was a Cumberland County 
Medical Examiner from 1926 until 1940. 
For many years he was the physician for 
the Maine Boxing Commission and had 
also served as the attending physician at 
the former Peaks Island to Portland swim- 
ming event. He was a veteran of World 
War I and World War II, retiring with the 
rank of colonel in the Army Medical Corps 



in 1946, following service as commanding 
officer of the 145th Station Hospital at 
Fort Dix, N.J., and as commanding officer 
of the 198th Station Hospital in Dacca, 
India, where he was honored for meritori- 
ous service. 

Dr. Fagone was a member of the Cum- 
berland County Medical Society, the 
Catholic Physicians' Guild, the Maine 
Medical Association, the American Medical 
Association, the Maine Gynecological and 
Obstetrical Society, and the New England 
Gynecological and Obstetrical Society. A 
charter member and past president of the 
Maine Chapter of the American Academy 
of General Practice, he was a member of 
the staff of the Maine Medical Center and 
Mercy Hospital. He was a communicant of 
St. Peter's Catholic Church and a member 
of the American Legion and the Reserve 
Officers Association of the United States. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen 
Bacon Fagone, whom he married in Stam- 
ford, Conn., on May 30, 1944; two sons, 
Albert F. Fagone and Francis A. Fagone 
'66 of Portland; a daughter, Mrs. Josephine 
H. Olsen of Cape Elizabeth; five grand- 
children; and one great-grandson. 



Edmund P. Therriault '22 

Edmund Patrick Therriault died on March 
3, 1968, in Togus, following a long illness. 
Born on Jan. 21, 1899, in Van Buren, he 
prepared for college at St. John's Prepara- 
tory School in Danvers, Mass., and at- 
tended Bowdoin from 1918 until 1920. He 
also attended Wentworth Institute in Bos- 
ton and for many years had been an in- 
surance agent in Limestone. 

A veteran of Army service in World 
War I, Mr. Therriault had served as a 
selectman in Limestone from 1934 until 
1936 and was a communicant of St. Loius 
Catholic Church in Limestone. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Mrs. Cecile Cyr Ther- 
riault, whom he married in Limestone in 
August 1924; three daughters, Mrs. Carmel 
T. Saylor of Vandenberg Air Force Base, 
Calif., Mrs. Sylvia T. Ellsworth of Lake- 
land, Fla., and Miss Jeanette Therriault 
of Honolulu, Hawaii; a son, Patrick Ther- 
riau't of Tiffin, Ohio; a sister, Sister Mary 
Carmel, who is principal of John Bapst 
High School in Bangor; and eleven grand- 
children. His fraternity was Sigma Nu. 



Lloyd W. Bishop '23 

Dr. Lloyd W Bishop, a specialist in chil- 
dren's diseases, died on April 26, 1968, in 
Portland after a brief illness. Born on 
Aug. 19, 1902, at Paris Hill, he prepared 
for college at Caribou High School and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin en- 
tered Harvard Medical School, from which 
he received his M.D. degree in 1927. He 
interned at the Montreal General Hospital 
in Canada and for many years was affili- 
ated with the old Children's Hospital in 
Portland. He was also on the consulting 
staff of the Maine Medical Center and 
Mercy Hospital. A founder of the South 
Portland Public Health Association Clinic 
and St. Luke's Well Baby Clinic, he also 
served on the South Portland Gardens 
Well Baby Clinic. From 1940 to 1960 he 
was Consultant Physician for the Catherine 
Morrill Day Nursery. 

Dr. Bishop was a member and former 
secretary of the Portland Medical Club 



and was also a member of the Cumber- 
land County Medical Society, the Maine 
Medical Association, the American Medi- 
cal Association, and the New England Pe- 
diatrics Association. He is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Marjorie Ormon Bishop, whom 
he married on Oct. 24, 1930, in Westbrook; 
a son. Lloyd O. Bishop '55 of Wilming- 
ton, N.C.; two brothers, Harvey P. Bishop 
'23 of Newton, Mass., and Francis P. Bis- 
hop '24 of Wellesley, Mass.; and two 
grandchildren. His fraternity was Beta 
Theta Pi. 



E. Alfred Beals '24 

Ethan Alfred Beals died on May 17, 1968, 
in New Boston, N.H. Born on March 27, 
1898, in Lowell, Mass., he prepared for col- 
lege at Hebron Academy and attended 
Bowdoin from 1920 until 1923. He was for 
a time associated with a garage in Lowell 
and then was engaged in the real estate 
business. He had lived in New Boston for 
more than 30 years before moving to Am- 
herst, N.H., ten years ago. 

Mr. Beals is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Dorothy Beals; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia 
B. Parsons of Gloucester, Mass.; and two 
grandsons. His fraternity was Alpha Delta 
Phi. 



H. Leslie Ferguson '24 

Homer Leslie Ferguson died on Jan. 22, 
1968. Born on July 13, 1902, in Mechanic- 
ville, N.Y., he prepared for college at 
Stephens High School in Rumford and at- 
tended Bowdoin from 1920 until 1924. He 
then taught successively at Stephens High, 
Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft, and 
Pepperell (Mass.) High School, before 
joining the faculty at Cranston (R.I.) High 
School in 1928 as a teacher of chemistry 
and assistant athletic director. From 1945 
until 1949 he was superintendent of elec- 
troplating with Elison Inc., in Providence, 
R.I. After a number of years as a chemist 
and foreman of electroplating with Coro 
Inc., also in Providence, he became a 
chemical engineer with Precision Products 
of Waltham, Mass., and also conducted a 
consulting service. For the past five years 
he had been a chemical engineer with 
Glass-Tite Industries in Providence. 

Mr. Ferguson was a past president of 
the Providence-Attleboro Branch of the 
American Electroplaters Society and a 
member of the Beneficent Congregational 
Church in Providence. He is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Meredith J. Ferguson, whom 
he married on June 4, 1945, in Providence; 
and a daughter. Miss Lindsey Ferguson, a 
student at Fryeburg Academy. His frater- 
nity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 



David Gray H'25 

David Gray, newspaperman, novelist, and 
playwright, died on April 12, 1968, in 
Sarasota, Fla., at the age of 97. Born on 
Aug. 8, 1870, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was 
graduated from Harvard College in 1892 
and received a bachelor of laws degree 
from the University of Buffalo in 1899. 
During World War I he served as a cap- 
tain in the aviation section of the Army 
Signal Corps for two years, receiving the 
French Legion of Honor, the Croix de 
Guerre, and the Chevalier de la Couronne 



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(Belgium). From 1940 until 1947 he was 
United States Minister to Ireland, in which 
position he tried without success to persu- 
ade the Irish government to sever relations 
with the Axis countries. 

Among his works are the following: 
Gallops I and //, Ensign Russell, Thomas 
Hastings: Architect, and Mr. Carteret and 
His Fellow Americans Abroad. He also 
wrote many short stories which were pub- 
lished in the Saturday Evening Post. 

When Mr. Gray received an honorary 
doctor of letters degree at Bowdoin in 1925, 
the citation read by President Sills said in 
part, ". . . adopted son of Maine; novelist, 
short-story writer, and dramatist; a gradu- 
ate of Harvard, who like so many other 
authors based his work on journalistic 
training; a story writer who forsook his 
pen during the World War and served with 
such distinction as to be awarded the Croix 
de Guerre and Chevalier de Legion d'Hon- 
neur by the French government; gallant 
soldier and high-minded writer." 



Louis B. Hawes '27 

Louis Baer Hawes, who for many years 
had been associated with the Raytheon Co. 
in Waltham, Mass., died on Oct. 23, 1967, 
following a long illness. Born on July 29, 
1906, in Boston, he prepared for college 
at Brookline (Mass.) High School and at- 
tended Bowdoin during 1923-24. He 
studied at Harvard University in 1924-25 
and worked as a cotton buyer and credit 
manager before becoming an industrial 
engineer with Hygrade-Sylvania. He was 
later assistant to the president and a direc- 
tor of Guglielmo Inc., a jewelry store in 
Boston and then joined Raytheon as an 
industrial engineer. 

Mr. Hawes, who had taught courses in 
personnel administration and industrial 
management, is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Margaret Malaon Hawes, whom he mar- 
ried in Memphis, Tenn., on March 18, 
1928. His fraternity was Phi Delta Psi. 



Albert L. Lydston '28 

Albert Lawrence Lydston died in Ports- 
mouth, N.H., on April 7, 1968. Born on 
Sept. 17, 1904, in Portsmouth, he prepared 
for college at the local high school and at 
Blair Academy in New Jersey and attended 
Bowdoin during the fall semester of 1924- 
25. He also attended the Bryant-Stratton 
School of Accounting in Boston. First em- 
ployed with his father at F. W Lydston & 
Co., a clothing store in Portsmouth, he 
was later associated with the Orville Bad- 
ger Co. and the A. P Tibbetts Oil Co. 

A charter member of the Portsmouth 
DeMolay and a member of the North 
Congregational Church there, Mr. Lydston 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Ruck- 
man Lydston; a son, A. Richard Lydston 
of Boston; a daughter, Miss Jane Lydston 
of Rye, N.H.; and a brother, Philip A. 
Lydston of Portsmouth. 



Arthur C. Seelye '28 

Arthur Chapin Seelye, who had been a 
sales engineer with the Riley Stoker Co. 
of Worcester, Mass., for the past 20 years, 
died at his home in Spencer, Mass., on 
March 25, 1968. Born on April 27, 1905, 
in Worcester, he prepared for college at 



Deerfield Academy and following his grad- 
uation from Bowdoin entered Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology, from which 
he received a bachelor of science degree in 
marine engineering and naval architecture 
in 1931. During the next four years he was 
a naval architect with the Newport News 
Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. in Vir- 
ginia. From 1935 until 1946 he was asso- 
ciated with the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 
where he was chief architect of the turret 
design department. He joined the Riley 
Stoker Co. in 1947. 

Mr. Seelye served as chairman of the 
Spencer Finance Committee for five years 
and was a member of the Engineers Club 
in Newport News and the New England 
Antivivisection Society of Boston. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Galli Eugene 
Rzepecki-d'Oresko Seelye, whom he mar- 
ried on March 12, 1935, in Philadelphia; 
a son, Nicholas A. Seelye of St. Peters- 
burg, Fla.; two brothers, Laurens C. Seelye 
of Paxton, Mass., and Dr. Edwin B. 
Seelye of Berkeley, Calif.; and two sisters, 
Mrs. Harriet S. Perry of San Rafael, Calif., 
and Miss Mary B. Seelye of Honolulu, 
Hawaii. His fraternity was Alpha Delta 
Phi. 



Raymond A. Withey '28 

Raymond Armitage Withey, a retired 
Raytheon Co. employee, died on May 5, 
1968, in Salem, Mass. Born on Nov. 5, 
1904, in Salem, he prepared for college at 
Holten High School in Danvers, Mass., 
and at Northeastern Preparatory School 
in Boston and attended New Hampshire 
State College in Durham before entering 
Bowdoin. After three years here at the 
College, he worked successively with the 
First National Bank of Boston in Havana 
and Santiago, Cuba; with the W. T. Grant 
Co.; and with Western Union from 1934 
until 1942, when he entered the Army 
Signal Corps, serving as a first sergeant. 
Following his discharge in April 1943, he 
joined Raytheon Co. He retired on June 
30, 1965. 

Mr. Withey was a member of the Ma- 
sons, the American Legion, and the Maple 
Street Congregational Church in Danvers. 
He is survived by a brother, Richard E. 
Withey of Salem; and a sister, Mrs. Doris 
Walsh, also of Salem. His fraternity was 
Beta Theta Pi. 



C. Huntington Trowbridge Jr. '35 

Cecil Huntington Trowbridge Jr., who for 
many years was engaged in the yacht in- 
surance business, died on April 9, 1968, 
in Miami, Fla. Born on May 29, 1912, in 
Milford, Conn., he prepared for college 
at the local high school and attended 
Bowdoin from 1931 until 1933. Since then 
he had been in the yacht insurance business 
in Milford and Miami. For two years dur- 
ing World War II he was a first lieutenant 
in the Army, serving in the water training 
branch. 

Mr. Trowbridge took part in ocean rac- 
ing for many years and helped set the 
course record in the Miami-Nassau Race 
in 1936. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Mary Ellen Strickland Trowbridge, whom 
he married in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sept. 1, 
1945; a daughter, Mrs. W Hensel Brown 
Jr. of Milford, Conn.; and four grandchil- 
dren. His fraternity was Beta Theta Pi. 



Weston Lewis II '36 

Weston Lewis II, a retired account execu- 
tive with Pitney-Bowes Inc. of Stamford, 
Conn., died unexpectedly at his home in 
Yarmouth on May 22, 1968. Born on Aug. 
27, 1913, in Portland, he prepared for 
college at St. Mark's School in Southbo- 
rough, Mass., and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin did graduate work for a 
year at Princeton University. He joined 
Pitney-Bowes as an accountant in Stam- 
ford in 1938 and held a number of posi- 
tions, including those of auditor and service 
supervisor for budgets and inventory, be- 
fore retiring in 1965. 

During World War II Mr. Lewis served 
for three years in the Army Air Force. He 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie Gates- 
weiler Lewis, whom he married in West- 
port, Conn., on April 15, 1950; and a 
brother, William B. Lewis of Auburn. His 
fraternity was Psi Upsilon. 



Nils A. Hagstrom '41 

Nils Arne Hagstrom died on March 22, 
1968, at the Veterans Hospital in New 
York City. Born on June 7, 1918, in Lud- 
vika, Sweden, he prepared for college at 
Pittsfield (Mass.) High School and the 
Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass., and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin 
worked in the summer of 1941 with the 
W. R. Grace Co. in New York. From 
September 1941 until February 1946 he 
was in the Army Air Corps, attaining the 
rank of second lieutenant in the Quarter- 
master Corps and serving for 2'/2 years in 
India. When he became a civilian again, 
he joined the Grace Line as a food analyst 
and later served in the same capacity with 
the International Freighting Corp. Later 
he became sales director of S. H. Golden 
Co. of New York, a firm providing food 
service in industry, and in 1959 he was ap- 
pointed sales manager of Industrial Cafe- 
terias Inc., and Industrial Luncheon Ser- 
vice of Quincy, Mass., firms specializing 
in large-scale catering in factories. 

Beginning in 1948, Mr. Hagstrom studied 
at New York University Law School at 
night, receiving his bachelor of laws de- 
gree in 1951. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Joan Benoit Bessey Hagstrom, whom 
he married in Petersburg, Va., on June 
15, 1945; a son, Nils A. Hagstrom Jr. of 
Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Miss Jan 
Hagstrom; his father, J. Arvid Hagstrom 
of Pittsfield, Mass.; and a brother, Gunnar 
A. Hagstrom of Concord, N.H. His frater- 
nity was Alpha Delta Phi. 



Harold Lee '45 

Dr. Harold Lee, assistant superintendent 
of Medfield State Hospital in Massachu- 
setts, died on April 3, 1968, in Boston, 
Mass. Born on Jan. 6, 1923, in Lewiston, 
he prepared for college at Lewiston High 
School and attended Boston University for 
a year before transferring to Bowdoin as 
a sophomore. He was graduated magna 
cum laude in 1944 as a member of the 
Class of 1945 and then taught biology at 
Bates College for two years. He received 
his M.D. degree from Boston University 
School of Medicine in 1950, interned for 
a year at Boston City Hospital, and was a 
resident in psychiatry at Boston State Hos- 
pital, the Massachusetts Memorial Hospi- 



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tal, and Danvers State Hospital. In 1953 
he entered the Army as a first lieutenant 
and spent two years as post psychiatrist at 
Fort Lee, Va. In 1956 he joined the staff 
at Medfield State Hospital where, in addi- 
tion to serving as assistant superintendent, 
he directed the rehabilitation program and 
was co-director of the psychiatry residency 
program. He was also director of the out- 
patient psychiatric department at Newton- 
Wellesley Hospital. 

Dr. Lee was assistant clinical professor 
of psychiatry at Boston University School 
of Medicine. An active participant in town 
affairs, he was an assistant Cub master and 
a member of the Medfield Master Plan- 
ning Board and the Civil Defense Com- 
mittee. He was also a member of the 
American Medical Association, the Ameri- 
can Association for the Advancement of 
Science, and several professional psychiat- 
ric groups. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Annette Fuller Lee, whom he mar- 
ried on June 10, 1950, in Buckfield; four 
sons, Jeffrey (16), Donald (13), and Law- 
rence (10); his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Joseph Lifshitz of Lewiston; two sisters, 
Miss Sylvia Lifshitz of New York City and 
Miss Dorothy Lifshitz of Lewiston; and a 
brother, Shepard Lee '47 of Auburn. He 
was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. 



Reginald F. Spurr '46 

Reginald Ferguson Spurr, who for more 
than 20 years had been engaged in the ad- 
vertising business, died of a coronary on 
April 20, 1968, during a weekend trip to 
Oceanside, Calif. Born on March 1, 1924, 
in Stamford, Conn., he prepared for col- 
lege at the local high school and was 
graduated from Bowdoin cum laude in 
June 1946. He then joined the advertising 
firm of Young & Rubicam in New York, 
served in the Army from 1949 until 1950, 
and in 1951 returned to active duty with 
the Army, with service in France. In 1956 
he was transferred to Los Angeles with 
Young & Rubicam, with which he was a 
copywriter until July 1962, when he joined 
Smock, Debnam, Waddell Inc. He was a 
copy supervisor on the Union-Pure Oil ac- 
count at the time of his death. 

Mr. Spurr was for the last ten years a 
resident of Pasadena, Calif., where he was 
a director of the Oak Knoll Association, 
a community improvement organization, 
and was active in the YMCA. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Bowles 
Spurr, whom he married on Nov. 16, 1957, 
in Newport Beach., Calif.; two sons, Matt- 
hew (9) and Peter (7); three daughters, 
Susan (8), Stephanie (6), and Maureen 
(2); and his father, Fred Spurr of Mont- 
rose, Calif. He was a member of Beta 
Theta Pi Fraternity. 



Warren R. Ross '52 

Warren Rawson Ross, editor of The Scan- 
ner, published by Sylvania Electronic 
Systems in Waltham, Mass., died on March 
27, 1968, in Boston. Born on Aug. 13, 
1930, in Newton, Mass., he prepared for 
college at Newton High School and com- 
pleted work for his Bowdoin degree in 
September 1951. He then spent a year at 
the University of Missouri School of Jour- 
nalism and was a sports writer, reviewer, 
and political commentator for the Colum- 
bia Missourian before entering the Army 



in October 1952. In January 1954 he was 
commissioned a second lieutenant in the 
Corps of Engineers. The following October 
he completed flight training for Army liai- 
son aircraft and then spent a year in Karls- 
ruhe, Germany, as a pilot-public informa- 
tion officer with the Air Section of the 
555th Engineer Combat Group. After five 
years of active duty, he retired as a first 
lieutenant. As a captain in the 26th In- 
fantry Division of the Massachusetts Na- 
tional Guard, he piloted light Army air- 
craft and reconnaissance helicopters. 

From 1957 until 1963 Mr. Ross was as- 
sociated with the New England Telephone 
Co., with accounting duties in Boston, 
Quincy, Mass.; Providence, R.I.; and Man- 
chester, N.H.; before becoming an account- 
ing manager in the Boston-North Division 
in 1963. He joined Sylvania Electronic 
Systems in 1964. He was a member of St. 
Andrews Episcopal Church in Framing- 
ham, Mass. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Bernice Whiting Ross, whom he mar- 
ried on Jan. 23, 1954, in Washington, 
D.C.; two sons, Kenneth and Robert; two 
daughters, Laura and Deborah; his mother, 
Mrs. Louis W Ross of Newton Highlands, 
Mass.; and a sister, Mrs. Sally R. Pestaloz- 
zi of Carlisle, Mass. His fraternity was 
Alpha Delta Phi. 



Henry Beston H'53 

Henry Beston, who spent a year living in 
a two-room cottage on the sand dunes of 
Cape Cod and wrote about his experience 
there in The Outermost House, died on 
April 15, 1968, at his home, Chimney 
Farm, in Nobleboro. Born in Quincy, 
Mass., on June 1, 1888, he was graduated 
from Harvard College in 1909 and received 
a master of arts degree at Harvard in 1911. 
He also studied for a year at the Univer- 
sity of Lyons in France. During World 
War I he served in the American Field 
Service, attached to the French Army, and 
also in the United States Navy. He was a 
member of the editorial staff of the At- 
lantic Monthly Co. and was editor of The 
Living Age from 1919 until 1923. Toward 
the end of the summer of 1926 he moved 
into the cottage at Cape Cod, and The 
Outermost House was published in 1928. 
By 1961 it was in its 29th printing. He gave 
the cottage to the Massachusetts Audubon 
Society, and in 1964 it was designated a 
National Literary Monument. 

Among Mr. Beston's other books are 
Northern Farm, White Pine and Blue Wa- 
ter, The St. Lawrence, Herbs and the 
Earth, American Memory, Henry Beston's 
Fairy Tales, and Chimney Farm Bedtime 
Stories. In 1960 he became the third recipi- 
ent, following Robert Frost and T S. Eliot, 
of the Emerson-Thoreau Medal of the 
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 
given for distinguished achievement in lit- 
erature. He received honorary degrees from 
Bowdoin in 1953 and the University of 
Maine in 1958. A fellow of the American 
Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was a 
member of the Portland Society of Na- 
tural History, the Josselyn Botanical So- 
ciety of Maine, P. E. N., the Maine Audu- 
bon Society, the Veterans of the U.S. Sub- 
marine Service Association, and the Ameri- 
can Legion. He was also an honorary 
member of Phi Beta Kappa (at Harvard) 
and a member of the Authors' Club, the 
Grange, and the Maine Guild of Herba- 
lists. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 



Elizabeth Coatsworth Beston, whom he 
married on June 18, 1929, in Hingham, 
Mass.; two daughters, Mrs. Dorik Mechau 
of Cambridge, Mass., and Mrs. Richard 
Barnes of La Verne, Calif.; and eight 
grandchildren. 

The citation read by President Coles on 
June 20, 1953, when Mr. Beston received 
his honorary doctor of letters degree at 
Bowdoin, said in part, ". . . author, squire 
of Nobleboro, gently and thoughtfully 
penetrating yet disciplined in word and 
method, blending charm and sensitivity 
with style and character." 



G. Allen Howe II '53 

George Allen Howe II, a registered repre- 
sentative with Harris, Upham & Co. in 
Boston, died on June 9, 1968, in the Law- 
rence General Hospital in Lawrence, Mass. 
Born in Lowell, Mass., on Sept. 18, 1931, 
he prepared for college at Classical High 
School in Providence, R.I., and at Punch- 
ard High School in Andover, Mass. Fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin in 
February of 1953, he entered the Navy's 
Officers' Candidate School at Newport, 
R.I., and was commissioned an ensign. He 
served three years aboard a destroyer, 
followed by a year at the South Portland 
Naval Reserve Center as a recruiting offi- 
cer, and received his discharge from the 
Navy as a lieutenant junior grade. In 1957 
he joined the New England Merchants 
National Bank as an administrative assis- 
tant. He was later associated with Horn- 
blower and Weeks before joining Harris, 
Upham & Co. in April 1964 as a registered 
representative. 

A resident of Andover, Mr. Howe was 
a member of the North Parish Unitarian 
Church in North Andover, the North An- 
dover Country Club, and the Boston So- 
ciety of Analysts. He is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Shirley Knowles Howe, whom 
he married on May 23, 1964, in Berlin, 
Conn.; and his mother, Mrs. Woodbury K. 
Howe of North Andover. His fraternity 
was Psi Upsilon. 



E. Marshall Murray Jr. '53 

Edmund Marshall Murray Jr. died on Jan. 
24, 1968, in Brockton, Mass. Born on Jan. 
19, 1931, in Newton, Mass., he prepared 
for college at Wilbraham (Mass.) Acad- 
emy and attended Bowdoin from Septem- 
ber 1949 until January 1952. After study- 
ing at Boston University Law School he 
entered Babson Institute of Business Ad- 
ministration in 1954 and was graduated 
in 1957. During the next four years he 
served as assistant director of admissions 
at Babson. In 1961 he joined Honeywell 
Inc., as a personnel associate and later be- 
came Coordinator of the Industry Council. 
Mr. Murray is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Susan Denier Murray, whom he mar- 
ried on June 15, 1959, in Grosse Pointe 
Farms, Mich.; two sons, William (7) and 
Christopher (4); and a daughter, Alison, 
born last May. His fraternity was Chi Psi. 



William J. Fraser '54 

William Joseph Fraser, principal of Morse 
High School in Bath, died at the Bath 
Memorial Hospital on April 28, 1968, fol- 
lowing an illness of several months. Born 



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on Feb. 27, 1932, in Rumford, he pre- 
pared for college at Mexico High School. 
At Bowdoin as a center on the basketball 
team, he set a single-game scoring record 
of 44 points that still stands — against- 
Bates on March 2, 1954. He taught mathe- 
matics and science for two years at Stearns 
High School in Millinocket and then for 
two years at Milo High School, where he 
was also head coach of basketball and 
baseball. He was principal of South Bristol 
High School from 1958 until 1961, when 
he became principal of Winslow High 
School, where he remained until becom- 
ing principal of Morse High School in 
July 1967. In 1961 he received a master 
of education degree at the University of 
Maine. 

Mr. Fraser majored in art at Bowdoin 
and began painting seriously in 1959, espe- 
cially landscapes and pictures of the Maine 
coast. In Winslow he was active in the 
Dollars for Scholars program, served as 
chairman of the United Fund, was presi- 
dent of the Kennebec Valley Athletic Con- 
ference, and was chairman of the State 
Principals' Association Wrestling Commit- 
tee. In Bowdoin affairs he had been secre- 
tary of the Kennebec Valley Bowdoin 
Club. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Eunice Gordon Fraser, whom he married 
on July 3, 1954, in Rumford; a son, Wil- 
liam J. Fraser Jr. of Bath; his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Emile J. Fraser of Mexico; and 
three brothers, James E. Fraser of War- 
wick, R.I.; Robert L. Fraser of Geneva, 
Switzerland; and Thomas P. Fraser '57 of 
Rumford. His fraternity was Theta Delta 
Chi. 



Robert B. Miller Faculty 

Robert Bartlett Miller, coach of swimming, 
emeritus, died on May 29, 1968, at the 
Veterans Administration Hospital in To- 
gus, following a long illness. Born on 
March 22, 1894, in Claremont, N.H., he 
prepared for college at the local high 
school and at Colby Academy in New 
London, N.H., and studied at Springfield 
College from 1913 until 1916. During 
World War I he served for two years in 
the Army Medical Corps, being attached 
to the 101st Engineers as a sergeant and 
earning five battle stars, with action in 
the Argonne and at Chateau Thierry. After 
the war he studied at the University of 
Manchester in England and then for two 
years at Harvard University. From 1921 
until 1928 he did aquatic and lifesaving 
work with the American Red Cross, teach- 
ing lifesaving to more than 10,000 people 
in New England and supervising the train- 
ing of hundreds of camp counselors, phy- 
sical education directors, and swimming 
instructors. He was a director of the Amer- 
ican Red Cross during this period. 

Mr. Miller joined the Bowdoin athletic 
staff in 1928 as an instructor in physical 
training and was coach of swimming from 
1935 until his retirement in 1961. During 



this period his swimming teams had a 
record of 98 victories and 61 defeats in 
dual competition and won second place in 
the New England championships on three 
occasions. He coached five Ail-American 
swimmers — Harold White '39, Douglas 
Hill '50, Robert McGrath '52, Robert Ar- 
wezon '53, and Robert Plourde '58. In 
1960 he was presented "The International 
Order of the Golden Whale" and was in- 
ducted into the Commodore Longfellow 
Society's Lifesaving Hall of Fame. In 
1962 the College Swimming Coaches As- 
sociation of America presented a special 
plaque to him for his "outstanding contri- 
bution to collegiate swimming," and the 
following year he was elected a Life 
Member of the Association. Also in 1962 a 
group of his former Bowdoin swimmers 
established the Robert B. Miller Swimming 
Trophy at the College in his honor. 

Mr. Miller was instrumental in introduc- 
ing soccer at Bowdoin, coaching informal 
teams in preparation for the official intro- 
duction of the sport. He also played a 
leading role in New England golfing, help- 
ing to organize the New England Inter- 
collegiate Golf Association and serving 
as its president in 1959-60 and as secre- 
tary-treasurer from 1932 to 1953. He 
coached a New England championship 
team in 1947 and had eight Maine State 
Series championship squads. He was one 
of the founders of the Maine Amateur 
Athletic Union, which he served for some 
years as secretary. During World War II 
he helped establish water survival courses 
for the Navy. He served the town of Tops- 
ham as moderator and was widely known 
as an antique dealer and auctioneer. He 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Pierce 
Miller, whom he married in 1938 in Con- 
way, N.H.; a son, Robert B. Miller Jr. 
'47; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas E. Morris- 
sey of Santa Maria, Calif.; and one grand- 
child. 



On June 12 College Physician Daniel F. 
Hanley '39 delivered a memorial tribute to 
Mr. Miller at a service in the Chapel. Parts 
of that address are given below: 

"The campus was coming all green that 
day more than 30 years ago when our 
paths — Bob's and mine — first crossed in the 
underground office of the Curtis Pool. He 
looked at me for a minute, cocked his head 
back, as he did so often, and said in a 
manner that I was to come to know so 
well, 'Aiya, well, I guess it'll be all right if 
you join the lifesaving class three days 
late. It's probably better that you know 
something about it rather than nothing at 
all.' Bob said it with the warmth and the 
kindness and the understanding that were 
the hallmarks of his relationships with 
most of his fellow men. No one for a 
minute ever doubted Bob's ability as a 
coach or his understanding of his subject, 
or his ability to impart it to others. But 
it was his interest in others that made him 
different — different, and a little bit bet- 
ter than most of us. 



"Life was not always kind to Bob. He 
had the full measure of bad days handed 
to him. He had his problems, but he trans- 
lated the blows and disappointments into 
a deeper understanding of the other fel- 
low's problems — and a sensitive apprecia- 
tion of the other fellow's feelings. 

"Students, especially the swimmers, took 
their problems to Bob, and came away 
the better for it — but those were the days 
when standards were kept and rules 
obeyed, and Bob was a leader who ex- 
pected much of his men. The College had 
less need for 'formal counsellors and for- 
mal counseling' then, for Bob understood, 
as did many of his colleagues of that era, 
a boy's need for an attainable personally 
rewarding commitment outside himself, 
and he also knew that an understanding ear 
was a real help to a boy with troubles. Bob, 
in his little office in the cellar, did more 
for the boys who asked than some of us 
today, no matter how high our towers." 

"Bob made a total commitment of him- 
self. He could bellow like a bull and often 
did — no megaphone for him to announce 
a meet, or to run an auction, or to correct 
a stroke or sharpen up a swimmer's turn, 
or to moderate the Topsham Town Meet- 
ing — all of which he did so well for so 
many years. Yet in the confusion of that 
little corridor office, one-half flight down, 
he dispensed advice and instructions with 
a gentleness that spectators never knew. 
For that matter, not many people knew 
Bob well, for he was basically a shy man, 
and it took time — and few men give as 
freely of their time as Bob did of his. 

"Like all coaches. Bob talked to his 
teams about motivation, about determina- 
tion, and about the desire to win, and he 
could inspire kids and bring out more than 
they knew they had. But he seldom used 
the word 'courage,' and this I thought 
strange, because courage was probably his 
longest and strongest suit. No one knows 
how many times he faced death at Cha- 
teau Thierry and in the Argonne to win 
his five battle stars. But he must have 
faced it often and learned his lesson well 
— and he came away its master. 

"I know this is so, because in more re- 
cent years I was privileged to see him face 
more than one life-threatening episode 
with the equanimity of an uncommon 
man, with the quiet determination and 
confidence and courage of a man who has 
been there before. 

"Like the good coach he was, he also 
knew when he was beaten. Bob recognized 
the last defeat, long before the clock ran 
out, and almost a year ago, in July of 
1967, he held his final auction. His own 
things were sold, and he sold the big 
house, his own, and settled his wife in a 
smaller one; and when all these things 
were in order, he took his last trip. Before 
he left, he came to see me, and I said, 'I 
think you'd better go back to the hospital 
today.' He cocked his head back and said 
to me, 'Aiya. Well, okay. Be seein' ya.' 
And that's how I remember Bob."